Care Taking

When age and dementia undo her friend Julia, Elizabeth Brownrigg discovers that true compassion sometimes means setting boundaries.

On a cold, rainy afternoon I sorted through Julia’s papers. There were hundreds of letters without envelopes or return addresses. So many friends had written so many heartfelt messages over the years. Where were they now?


Excerpted from the July 2009 issue of the Shambhala Sun.

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