Reality Is Slipping From My Mother’s Grasp

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“I’m having my caregivers put bags of dry cat food on the shed's roof. When the floods come, the outdoor cats can have something to eat when they go to higher ground,” my mother says to me for the 20th time.

Her paranoid delusions and general dementia symptoms are getting worse. She believes the government regulates the weather…

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Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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Christine Schoenwald

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Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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