The Players

Photo above, l to r: Bill, Carolynn, Martin, Leslie, Samantha, Jeremiah, Peter, Judy

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 

“Dementia isn’t funny” is the title of the tragicomedy being played out in our lives.  Family are the main characters, with important supporting roles enacted by friends. Instead of identifying each player’s name in each post, the cast is listed below for reference:

Husband: Peter

Wife: Judy, the caregiver

Daughter: Carolynn and husband Bill

Daughter: Leslie and husband Martin

Grandchildren: Samantha (Sam) and Jeremiah (Miah)

Peter’s best friend: Nobby, the GoldenDoodle

Peter’s companion: Bill R, the faithful

Walk-ons, in no particular order: JeanJoanne, Leanne, Nancy, CJ, JudyK, Shelia & Jerry, Anna & Martin

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