The Philip Hunts moved to Hong Kong in 1983 and Mum and Dad visited us. I reckon this was the first time I realised that Mum had Alzheimer’s disease.
Mum’s mother, Bella Jackson, had Alzheimers the last few years of her life and Judy remembers Mum’s own concern that she too might be afflicted by it. While this was a happy visit for everyone, it was clear that Mum was now ill at ease in many social situations. She found shopping an ordeal and was happiest when sitting at home with us, or sharing a meal that others had prepared for her, or helping out with a simple chore that kept her in touch with what was going on around her.