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Alex Witchel All Gone

Writer Alex Witchel On Her Mother's Dementia: 'She's There, But She's Not'

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty

If you’re lucky enough to have a mother who was sort of a center of the world for you, then to not be able to have her, even though she’s sitting right there in front of you, is just devastating. She’s there, but she’s not.

All Gone: Alex Witchel on Her Mother's Dementia

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
Barron H. Lerner

Her mother started forgetting names of people and plots of movies. She started to dress sloppily after a lifetime of being fastidious. More alarmingly, she apparently gave the same lecture twice to a college class.