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Mother With Dementia Receives Priceless Gift From Her Son

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When Virginia Smith was forced to give up her cat due to the increasing symptoms of dementia, she was heartbroken.

Before moving to Seattle, Washington, to be closer to her son, James, Virginia was living in Texas with her husband and cat. After she lost her husband, the family decided that it would be best to move Virginia and her fur baby to an assisted living facility near by.

Unfortunately, after some time, Virginia's dementia and mobility got worse. Her son told Global News about the decision they had to make for the good of his 81-year-old mother and her cat...

“It won’t occur to her to eat even though she is hungry. It’s this weird disconnect that happens. She’ll sit there and say I’m hungry and there will be food across the room but it won’t occur to her to actually motivate herself to go get it. So obviously, someone in that condition can’t take care of an animal.”

Her loving sons only wanted what was best for their mother, even if it meant taking away her only companion...

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