Short stories tagged with Dementia.

Listing 19 stories.

In San Francisco, a Chinese grandmother teaches her granddaughter how to pickle the memories she no longer wants to carry with her, much to her daughter’s chagrin.

An ailing man's wife hires a caregiver who comes to Israel looking for a better life, and, in the process, he finds an unlikely community.

A struggling artist learns from a fortune teller that she should listen to her aunt struggling with dementia. The aunt says some short, mysterious words that end up coming true, then dies peacefully.

A woman's complicated relationship to her mother is captured in three vignettes: one from directly after her death, one from when she is still alive, and one from years after she is gone.

A man and his elderly, mentally-ill mother battle for control of their home's thermostat in a future climate of extremely high temperatures year-round.

When a mother's memory begins to deteriorate, her daughter catalogs her memories, both the ones she does and doesn't remember.

A young woman must repair the record-keeping AI robot she is tasked with the care of. As she sets about trying to fix the robot, she stumbles upon family secrets, leading to a series of difficult decisions.

After the suicide of his elderly and famous brother, an auto parts salesman recounts his brother's life and details his willingness to hurt everyone who loved him in the name of art.

A desperate spouse introduces her wife to a game about cat politics in hopes of helping her with her dementia. But when her wife turns out to be a prodigy at the game, she risks losing her forever to the fantastical gaming world.

After a hit-and-run lands a suburban single mother in the hospital, her neighbors gossip about possible suspects, and her son grieves by her bedside.