My mother died six years ago. She had dementia, and her decline was slow and awful. She lived with me for the six years before her death. The last year was the worst, as she was no longer present, mentally. It’s never lonelier than when you’re with someone but you still feel alone. Her death was peaceful, which I take great solace from, since the last years of her life were not. Anyway, I dream about her often and I feel her in my life on a daily basis. But recently my dreams about her have changed. She now looks like she did when she was in here 20’s, during the 1940’s; 20 years before I was born. Her hair is long and blonde. She is the beautiful, demure, 25-year-old working girl I have only seen in old pictures. But her voice is the same. I wonder why she looks like this now? Before, she looked as she did before the dementia took over, probably in her 80’s. In my dream last night, I was hiding from her. I could hear her voice behind me (I think we were at a church), and I hid next to the church and watched her walk by. She was chatting away (Mom was a talker). She didn’t see me. Any ideas?