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The Beauty and Pain of a Family Album

Glimmers of our shared DNA have always shined through. The frustrated wrinkle of our noses. The squint of our eyes when we laugh. And our impressive ability to recall all the critical details that make up a person — until recently. When your dementia diagnosis surfaced, it rocked our family. We have a prideful Liberian heritage and ancestry-strong faith, and this was a devastating blow. You, foundation and fortress, were losing your memory. And your children were losing you.