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I Was Only 12 When Dad Got Dementia

I’m 24, and he will never forget who I am. That, I’m certain of.

Me and my dad!

He came home from his job as a cook at the prison–it was an odd gig. His voice cracked as he admitted to my mom that he had been fired because he was smuggling cigarettes to inmates. A look of defeat and hopelessness hung over him.




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Susie Pinon

Susie Pinon

B.A. in Psych. Lover of all things green. Likely to be found brewing tea or making a mess in the kitchen. Open to opportunities 🍊

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