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Tom Van Avermaet
Peter van den Eede
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Grant and Fiona Anderson have been married for forty-four years. Their marriage has been a generally happy and loving one although not perfect due to some indiscretions when Grant was working as a college professor. Fiona has just been admitted to Meadowlake, a long term care facility near their country home in southwestern Ontario, because her recent lapses of memory have been diagnosed as a probable case of Alzheimer's disease. She and Grant made this decision together, although a still lucid Fiona seems to have made peace with the decision and her diagnosis more so than Grant. With respect to the facility, what Grant has the most difficulty with are what he sees as the sadness associated with the facility's second floor - where the more advanced cases are housed - but most specifically the facility's policy of no visitors within the first thirty days of admission to allow the patient to adjust more easily to their new life there. Based on what he sees when he is finally able to ... Written by
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[Grant is talking with Fiona about her desire to move into the Meadowlake nursing home]
You don't want to just get a sense of the place? I don't want to make this decision alone.
[turns and stares blankly at Grant]
[Grant stares back at Fiona, aghast]
[smiling, then pensive]
You're not making this decision alone, Grant. I've already made up my mind.
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