Mental health is a complicated and fascinating thing. I heard a story from a guy whose grandfather was having age related memory decline. Yet, despite this decline, certain things would seemingly trigger a “spark” in the old man’s mind, so to speak, and however briefly, he’d be back to his old self.
I can relate to this more deeply these days, because my grandma B has a mixed bag… Some days when her memory is sharp, and then other days when she could barely remember something as basic as how many children she had. It breaks my heart when she has bad days like that.
I have to question how good the quality of life really is for people with such problems, in an ultimate sense.