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Tale Tues: The Demented Mom and Strange Men

“There’s a strange man peering in the windows.” I don’t know why, but these calls from my mother’s aide do seem to coincide with dinner preparation. The last call, about my mother having an accident all over the bathroom floor, … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Dementia, The Slow Disaster

“I can deal with shit.” I was making dinner. My mother’s aide had called me. “But not the constipated.” She went on to tell me about having to put her finger up past “clients’” butts when not even enemas did … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Finding Peace in the Broken

“I’m alive!” It was 7 am. I had just poured my first cup of coffee when my mother called to report that “they” had been wrong: “They told me I was going to die, but I woke up this morning … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Dementia at 3 AM

My mother is up at 3 am trying to decide what to wear. She is going out. Or so she thinks. Or thought. Which now she doesn’t remember. “It’s 3 am, Mrs. Tyler,” her aide informed her – gently, I … Continue reading

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