KEEPING CONNECTION WITH AGING PARENT Q: My mother is in her 80s now and showing symptoms of dementia. Her short-term memory is so poor that she can’t remember what she said ten minutes ago. It’s as if we’re already losing her. How can we communicate and keep up a meaningful heart-to-heart connection? Jim: Caring for a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!