Many of us have known friends and loved ones whose minds and mental faculties have slipped away as some form of dementia has tightened its unrelenting grip. We know the challenging signs: confusion about time and place, memory lapses, language difficulties, mood changes, isolation. No doubt, this is a painful, agonizing process for nearly everyone caught in its midst. But some of us also find precious, even bright moments as we travel this complicated journey. Anne Mulhall has found just that, and shares the lessons she's learned from her deeply personal odyssey.  

Anne Mulhall comes to us from Charlestown, Rhode Island.