Hi, everyone: Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. I was deeply touched by the replies that I received.
The flower that represents the Alzheimer's Society here in Ontario, Canada is the "forget-me-not". I used to say to my Mom to "please forget me not", but the disease wouldn't let her remember me for the last 10 or so years. It was hard when she would not know who I was.
I got a job 2 weeks ago working for the Canadian Red Cross, as a Community Support Worker. I had a lot of elderly clients, and palliative clients. I only lasted one week, and had to resign, as I was so sad at the end of the day. It made me miss my Mom even more, and sitting with clients that were terminal was heart-breaking for me. I can't seem to get my life back on track, yet, but I will keep at it.
Thanks again to all of you that replied.