Yesterday I was called by the nursing home where my mother has been cared for during the past 3 years. She has profound Alzheimer's disease. She has not spoken a meaningful word for 2 years, as far as I can tell. I live 2000 miles away. For many years, I tried to move my parents here, where I have plenty of room in my house. I could have given close, attentive care. They didn't want to move. My father died last year.
My mother's name is Maxine. She was born in a…Continue