Remembering My Father On His Birthday: Death By Dementia – Saying The Long Goodbye

(11-3-17) Today my father would have been 97 years old. He died in February 2015 from “dementia.” That was officially listed as his cause of death. There is not a day that passes when I don’t think of him.

I published a story about my father in The Washington Post after our last Father’s Day together. I am reposting it today in his memory and also to call attention to this illness.

Taking care of someone with dementia is an experience difficult  to describe but immediately understood by those of us who have done it. If you are one of those caregivers, I salute you.

 

via Remembering My Father On His Birthday: Death By Dementia – Saying The Long Goodbye – Pete Earley

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