Life Beyond The Label Kathleen Vestal Logan, M.S., M.A.
"My mother understands everything you're saying, so please look at her when you're talking," I pleaded. Mom had been in the nursing home for a week and I'd begun to see how the staff consistently treated her-as if she were incompetent. Sadly, she had developed debilitating supra nuclear palsy (you may remember the actor Dudley Moore who had it) and could no longer be understood when she spoke. However, her eyes and brain were still alert and she could respond to yes or no questions with a nod of her head, very aware of what was happening.