The loss of reason

I feel bad for Mom being surrounded by dementia patients who remind her of Dad. There is the man who eats hurriedly as if someone is holding a gun to his head. Dad ate like that too. Then there’s Theresa, who wanders constantly down the hallways of the nursing home. Dad’s wandering at home worried Mom half to death; he continued to wander when he was in the dementia ward at the nursing home across town, but at least he was in a secure facility and Mom didn’t have to be his security guard 24/7.

Recently, Theresa tried to break out of the facility by trying to push open the security door. Mom had to yell at her to get away from the door before the alarm sounded.

Mom is still trying to keep others safe, just like she did with Dad.

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