Happy Birthday Mother

Happy Birthday Mother

Today would have been my mother’s 97th birthday. I wonder if, in her right mind, she would have wanted to live that long. There have been so many changes in the world. She wouldn’t recognize it. But then, with the last years of her life being seen through Alzheimer’s, she wouldn’t have recognized me. One of the things about today’s world is the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There is still no cure. Research continues, and new medications change the outlook, but not the outcome. One thing that remains the same is the toll this disease takes on caregivers. Caring for a loved one, a spouse, a family member, or a friend is difficult at best, heartbreaking at worst. But still, there are moments of humor. I...