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George Will on dementia and dying

George Will has written a beautiful piece that appeared in our local paper here on the impact of dementia. Maybe this strikes me a little more than some because my maternal grandfather just passed away only a short time ago after suffering through what we believe to have been Alzheimers and its associated dementia. He makes a very poignant quote:

“All that we can know about those we have loved and lost,” Thornton Wilder wrote, “is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”

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