How My Loved One’s Dementia Turned Me Into a History Writer

All we have is the past.

Katlyn Roberts

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Photo of the author and her grandmother, Patricia.

Dementia. I wake it up, I cook its meals, I put on its bib, I zip its zippers, tug on its shoes, adjust its pillows and blankets and hats and sleeve length, only for it to plant its feet and re-adjust until it’s satisfied.

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Katlyn Roberts

Katlyn writes about history, travel, and culture… with some snark. www.KatlynRoberts.com.