the final stage of Alzheimer's Disease. She is a pitiful creature, and all who love her are more than ready for the Lord to call her home.
Before she was diagnosed as having Alzheimer's, she was very difficult. The word difficult doesn't begin to convey her personality.
Once my mother-in-law started showing clear signs of Alzheimer's decline, however, she mellowed out. She was so pleasant and remained so until she became a living statue. Indeed, she started enjoying life and overtly changing dramatically with regard to her interpersonal relationships.
Those were halcyon days — not only for her but for the entire family!
I asked my brother-in-law, "Why is she so easy to get along with now? Why is she so pleasant?"
His response: "She doesn't have enough memory left to recall what used to keep her all ramped up." He was referring to my mother-in-law's propensity for (1) holding grudges and (2) being a news hound.
I see a life lesson there. Do you?