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Dementia Journal — August 8, 2018

August 10, 2018
One of the garden statues Mom brought here from her garden in New Orleans 23 years ago.   “I feel like I’m in a Heavenly area and I’m taking you with me.” “God, will you please take care of me and let me be normal.” “I’m thanking God that my memory is coming back and…
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