My mother is 82 years old, and is dealing with dementia. I called her yesterday and spoke with her and Sister #2 for about ninety minutes. (I have three sisters, and it’s easiest to refer to them by number.) Mom never talks much, but my sister uses her speakerphone, and you hope that mom might be listening a little bit.
We hung up, and then about an hour later my sister called back while mom was sleeping. We talked for a little bit, and when mom started waking up my sister told her, “Al’s on the phone.”
To which my mom replied, “Again?”