Two groups of people are especially vulnerable to the fear they are getting dementia - those who have a loved one with dementia and those who work with dementia patients, say at a nursing home or assisted living memory care unit.
I was standing in front of the yogurt shop the other day with my Mom and my sister when a friend approached. We exchanged hugs and I attempted to make introductions. "This is my Mom Naomi and my sister Joan." When it came time to identify my friend, I drew a blank.