Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Elder Neglect

" Eventually she will die the way all old people in America die... from humiliation, incontinence, boredom, and neglect.
... because I am an American, I let her go by degrees and abandoned by her family.
... I barely have the courage to visit her. I am the architect of my grandmother's final days on earth, and became of a singular absence of nerve and grace, I have helped to make them squalid, unbearable, and despairing." Pat Conroy, PRINCE OF TIDES.

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