“Take care son.” The saddest goodbye

All of us want to live as long as we can. We don’t relish growing old, but we don’t want to die before our time.  So, growing old is inevitable and none of can be sure exactly what that is going to be like. The UK Daily Mail has a story told in cartoons of what growing old might involve.  Here is the first frame:

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 8.21.26 AMSee the rest of this poignant tale by cartoonist Tony Husband of how creeping dementia stole his father away. I found it striking how similar this story is to the last years of my mother, including the part played by the dog.

Klotho to the rescue?