A Father’s Journey Through Dementia

Dad as a young man in Patagonia
Dad as a young man in Patagonia

It was a Wednesday afternoon when I realized my father had lost his mind. Not metaphorically–his mind was literally lost–a jumble of wires snaking through the recesses of his brain, picking up past memories, and twisting them into knots, creating events that never happened and muddying everything he knew, and all he had experienced. I just hadn’t noticed it until that day.

I was in town from San Francisco, visiting my parents for the week in their Manhattan apartment and had plans to meet a friend for lunch. My mother was out and my father…

Ariane Trimuschat

Writer, pondering observations & obsessions with the people & happenings in her orbit. Also find Ariane on her blog about home, travel & life at Sojournest.com

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