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Morris David Taub (Montpellier, France) on 11 November 2019 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

25 October 2016, Miami Beach, Florida. Last evening in my parents' old apartment. Father gone over two years. Mother didn't even remember it as home, as her home with my dad for the last 25 years. So we sold it. It was very odd. The dementia had her wanting to 'go home' at the end of some days even though she was home. I would have to remind her. Sometimes she thought it was my apartment. She wondered sometimes how this apartment had photos of her family. How it had the same types of fixtures, lights, that her place had.

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A tidy kitchen. A sad remembrance.

12 Nov 2019 1:03am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

what's for dinner? clever in its simplicity

12 Nov 2019 2:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Dementia is a terrible disease that robs people of their memory, thinking and social abilities. It's sad for them and those who love them.

16 Nov 2019 1:07am

@B. Thomas: Yes. More than a year after my mother's death I am finally able to work on these. Talk about my time, about some of the things that happened. She lived in assisted living for a bit over two years. At first she got a bit better. Then slowly she lost touch with reality. At the end was living in her own, fabricated world. It was surreal to watch, to listen to. Being around her was difficult. But she was taken care of. Although the assisted living facility was expensive, it was not very good. I wish we would have had alternatives. It was hard. My sister and I were urged to sue them, but I just wanted to move on with our lives.

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