‘As simple as holding hands’ – Creating bonds when memory fades.

Karen Chen has always been close to her mom, who was the backbone of the military family as it frequently moved. But in the last year, that closeness has been altered as Chen’s 80-year-old mother slipped into dementia.

“I felt like I didn’t need therapy because I could call her,” says Chen of her past relationship with her mother. “We would talk forever about anything and everything that bothered me.”

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