Tag: memoir

Coaxing the sweet things: My dad and dementia

There are currently an estimated 472,000 Australians with dementia. My father is one of them. Going into it, I knew it would be something of a rollercoaster, but nothing really prepares you for how erratic, demanding and wearying it really is to care for someone slowly losing pieces of themselves. You expect memory loss, some anger issues, the slow fade.…