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Arlene Fester

In: Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

Chapter 9: Our Lives with Mother and Alzheimer's Illness

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Our Lives with Mother and Alzheimer's Illness
Our lives with mother and Alzheimer's illness
ArleneFester

This story is about a 78-year-old woman who was once very strong. She fought, struggled and survived during the apartheid years, raising three kids and now has become a child herself, because of Alzheimer's. Many a night my mum sat at my bedside as I was a sickly child. Doctors did not think I would live to be 12 years and my mum did not think I would see my 21stbirthday. In 2006 I turned 42. Although Prudence, my sister, did not have a good relationship with my mum she decided to look after her anyway. Prudence one day said to one of my colleagues that she always thought Arlene would be ...

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