Linda A Curtis, LMSW
Dementia- one family's journey
Dementia is a cruel disease, not only for the individual going through it but for the family. The experience is different for every family- for some it can be the force that pulls everyone together but in other cases it can be divisive, disrupting and devastating. Our lives become confusing, complicated and chaotic.
The New York Times has a heart wrenching story of one family who went through this process with their Mom. This story shows the journey of this one family, the pain and sadness and it also shows a system that unfortunately is seriously ill prepared to help these families.