Fam­ily wor­ries

Woman (UK) - - Cover Story -

It’s un­der­stand­able why Richard might be con­cerned about de­men­tia, since his mother Mary Claire sadly passed away from lung can­cer in 2014, as she was also suffering from the ill­ness.

speak­ing about his late mother’s de­te­ri­o­rat­ing health, richard ad­mit­ted that he and his sis­ter el­iz­a­beth were very con­cerned about her in­creas­ing frailty.

‘We both felt a faint sense of dread about the whole sit­u­a­tion. she would go shop­ping and for­get what she went for. at the same time, she’d also de­vel­oped a per­sis­tent cough,’ he ad­mit­ted.

dur­ing her bat­tle with the ill­ness, richard ad­mit­ted that his mother had started to for­get her grand­chil­dren, and dur­ing her fi­nal six months, she no longer knew who richard was, ei­ther.

‘Judy came with me to visit her and the chil­dren came some­times, to be­gin with, but it soon be­came quite dis­tress­ing for them as mum had com­pletely for­got­ten who they were,’ re­vealed richard.

Young Richard with his mum Mary Claire Look­ing at pho­tos with his mother

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