As we get back to work with fond memories of the holidays spent with family and friends, we recall the good times and conversations we enjoyed or endured. Hopefully, some of those were with our parents. It’s interesting that we can go about thinking we know a lot about our parents. After all, we’ve been around them our entire lives. We know foods they like, where they went to school, some of their friends, and maybe, even where they met and things about their life before they had children. But do we really know them?
If you have any experience with Dementia in whatever form, you know that memories can fade fast along with names and places. The further it progresses, the less your parents can remember. Except for the early years. It has something to do with storing significant and early events in your life and being able to recall them when needed.[Read more…] about Question your Mom (or Dad) about everything.