Like mother, like me?

The Weekend Australian - Magazine - - Front Page -

I have walked in Kathryn Hey­man’s shoes (“I sit in si­lence…” Oct 13-14). For more than 10 years I watched as my mother gave way to the al­ter­ations in her brain. She did some strange things – eat­ing a whole tin of apri­cot jam, think­ing it was just apri­cots; steal­ing a bot­tle of ex­pen­sive per­fume. There were sev­eral in­ci­dents every few months that were warn­ing signs. Like Kathryn, I be­gan look­ing at my own be­hav­iour: un­able to find the car in a car park; trou­ble re­call­ing names. The ques­tion still plagues me: will I fol­low in my mother’s foot­steps? Name & ad­dress pro­vided

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