NOTE: I question whether this is in poor taste. I am not being cynical, making light of a problem, nor being humorous. I am exaggerating, but I am recognizing that this kind of problem exists. We need more medical research going into this problem rather than the money doled out to illnesses that can be helped or avoided by life changes. And God give us compassion for the caretakers involved. I have family and friends who have had to (and are presently having to) care for the people they love and I never cease to be amazed how much compassion they exhibit under extreme pressure. Sorry for the long introduction to this situation.
Look carefully. Can you see that picture of me on the wall? That was when I had a thriving piano business. The old place is all gutted out now.
Mother helped many years. When she was 76 she decided to learn to play piano – there were plenty for practice! The years took their toll. Dementia attacked suddenly. I found her with a hammer as she set about making a planter out of one. I placed her in a rest home. (phone rings) Hold on a bit while I answer the phone……
The nurse caught mother with a hammer again.
Written for Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle https://rochellewisoff.com/
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