Mother’s Day

When Mom Has Dementia, How To Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not always a happy day for everyone — like when mom has dementia and is forgetting the family she raised.

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The West Virginian Who Created Mother’s Day And Regretted It

Anna Jarvis grew up in Grafton, West Virginia in the late 1800s. She was one of 11 children but one of just four of the children who lived to adulthood. As the oldest daughter, she shared a close bond with her mother. Anna often wrote her mother letters and took care of her as she developed heart conditions. She died in 1905.Her mother’s death led Jarvis to devote her life to the holiday now recognized as International Mother’s Day.

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May 10, 1908: First Mother's Day Observance

On May 10, 1908, the nation’s first Mother’s Day observance was held at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton on the third anniversary of Anna…

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