So many people are caught off guard when their parent develops dementia and Alzheimer’s. We expect our parents to act a certain way and when they are no longer capable of rational decision-making, the parent-child relationship is turned on its head. It sounds like whatever rough spots you may have had in the early stages were handled with grace and you experienced the honor of caring for your mother. What a beautiful gift for both of you!

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