Puzzled by Her Mother’s Emotions after Stroke and Dementia

Karen Miller’s mother suffered a massive stroke at age fifty. “My mother’s stroke caused paralysis on her right side and took away her ability to speak. Also, she didn’t recognize her reflection in the mirror,” said Karen during a recent interview. “Mom became emotional and seemed to lose her ability to reason. It wasn’t until many years later that I understood why,” Karen explains while we talked by telephone for this sponsored piece in partnership with and in support of The Caregiver’s Voice mission. “It is difficult for family members and caregivers to witness a loved one’s cognitive abilities […]

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