I haven't been on TP for a long time but felt the need to come back to share the news that my beloved mum passed away a week ago today. She was 67 years old. My dad & I were by her side. Dementia has been a part of our lives for so long that I don't quite know what to do with myself. It has been a long, heartbreaking journey. I went to see mum's body at the funeral director's on Tuesday & it was the first time in almost 10 years that I have seen my mum look truly peaceful. Although the pain of losing her is almost unbearable, I am so glad for her that her living hell is finally over.