The Care and Feeding of a Stubborn Old Woman

A Dispatch from the dementia frontlines. (10X100: Day Seven)

Photo by Alex Harvey 🤙🏻 on Unsplash

My mother-in-law thinks I want to make her live in a nursing home.

She calls it being ‘put away.’

Dementia causes her to be paranoid. I hear her whispering to her husband that he has to be nice to me, or else I’ll put them away. I see it…

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Oh, shit. Making my biggest, most secret, most insane goal public. I used to weigh 368 pounds. I'm going to enter an Ironman race when I'm as old as my mother was when she died.

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