Mama’s dimentia

Posted in Mae's Blog

The first time Mama called me Mama was initially funny. I remember calling my kids by the wrong name, but then I realized she actually thought she had called me by the right name. It gave me a sinking feeling and took away any doubt about her condition. My heart was broken.
Some years earlier one of Mama’s sisters who was a reflexologist told Mother she had “hardening of the arteries.” Mother asked her doctor and he said everyone her age had that. I shrugged it off at the time. I now know that is one of the tags used for dementia. It indicates blockage of the arteries to the brain, which causes loss of memory.
-from When Your Mama Calls You Mama by Mae Hoover –an e-book purchable through Smashwords.com or Amazon.comMama_slider