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A stunning, honest and sometimes funny photo-memoir of a son’s journey with his mother as she struggles with dementia. Stu Jenks and his mother Mary Jenks, never close before she became sick, find new ways to let go of the past, and to live in a present filled with fear and sadness, as they both walk toward her future death. Stu hopes this book may help others who are caring for parents with this disease, that they may find the courage to ‘show up’, and the wisdom to know it’s not about them. Simply, that adult children provide a great gift to their sick, elderly parents, a gift that people have bestowed to others for tens of thousands of years: They are helping their mothers and fathers die.

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