How to Cope With a Mentally Ill Parent

A few years ago, Robert’s 89-year-old mother rolled out her home’s blueprints on the dining room table and traced her finger along the floor plan’s wall symbols. “People are hiding in there,” Mary told her son. “They come out at night and try to get me.” By that point, Mary’s dementia-related delusions and paranoia were…

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