Am I caring for a dementia sufferer?
Or am I caring for a woman who has:
daughters (and sons-in-law),
a father who's still alive,
a brother and sister-in-law,
stepsons (and step daughters-in-law),
an interesting and varied career to look back on,
a deep love of music,
many wonderful, and some very sad, memories,
etc, etc, etc,
and who now has dementia?
There is a difference.