Our family has been thinking about my Grandma Rose more than usual lately. Grandpa Andy has been gone for almost 3 years, and last week my aunt and cousin took the difficult step of moving Rose into a nursing home. This was not an easy decision, but was necessary in order to provide Rose with the full-time care she needs to face the challenges/risks associated with Alzheimer's and old age. My Aunt Mary has been doing a beautiful job taking care of her independently, allowing her to stay comfortable at home for as long as possible, and meeting all of her needs. I know her heart breaks the most with this change.
Here is a photo of her cutting out star shapes during a craft activity for the 4th of July. She has always been a very crafty lady.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based in Mansfield, MA.