Loretta and Loret are a mother and daughter whose relationship has been shaped in new ways since Loretta experienced a stroke and began developing dementia. This project is an in-depth look at what it is like to enter a new stage of your life in a new place. This is something I understand well, being in college in a new town, with a new set of circumstances, and all new things to learn. I hope this story will give pause to view aging with grace and dignity. Rather than a coming-of-age story, it is a reconnecting with age story, highlighting a capsule of one elderly person’s life. I feel privileged to have been able to share her story with you.