She was diagnosed just over a year ago. Even before the doctor uttered the words, we all knew. She knew.
Meals were often skipped as time evaded her and the cooking process became all too challenging.
Familiar daily walks in the neighborhood with her dog often ended with a call to her partner who thankfully knew her route, found her and brought them home safely.
Tasks that were once simple and done by rote, became complicated and never ending.
The decline was gradual yet at the same time sudden.
In a panic we all tried to figure out ways to help her better manage, to support her, to keep her safe.
We did the best we could; using resources we already knew, ones that were familiar to us.....then we found Olli and things became more manageable.