National Geographic : 2008 Nov
PHOTO JOURNAL I ED KASHI Eight-year-old Isabel came along when her mother took Herbie to visit old friends at the Seaview Market on Fire Island, New York, where Herbie had owned a beach house. "I'm always struggling with the feeling that I don't have enough time and attention to pour on the children," Julie said. Warmed by sunshine and a blanket his daughter made for her own children, Herbie shared prime nap territory with Luana the cat. "Every single day I watched him slipping away a little more," Julie said. Nearly ten million Americans struggle to look after family and friends robbed of independence and memory by dementia.