My Mom’s Dementia Journey

My mom and I at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Looking back, I think we all knew mom was losing her memory. There was the time she left four messages in a half-hour on my machine, all saying the same thing. Or the time I found her transfixed by a Mexican television show even though she doesn’t speak Spanish. Or the time she ordered broccoli soup at a restaurant despite the fact she’d spent her entire life referring to broccoli as “a filthy weed.”

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.