Carolyn Winkler knows more about dementia than most.
Her 96-year-old mother suffers from it. So does her brother. And her ex-husband.
“It’s really hard when you see your loved ones afflicted,” she says. “I have two grandkids, as well. Given the strong genetic component, I do worry.”
“I never know what to expect. Is she going to be happy? Is she going to be sad? Will she remember me?” she reflects.
Two-thirds of dementia sufferers are women; it’s the third leading cause of death in this country. ...