UPDATE: Gerald Grillet-Tinner has been found guilty for both counts.
I’ve seen what Alzheimer’s can do to a family. The constant monitoring, the sadness and frustration over forgotten memories, the danger of self-harm – it weighs on caregivers in a way that is sometimes hard to express.
I take it for granted that I can vote, achieve my goals, survive on my own income, choose whether or not to start a family. I can dress how I please, I can voice my opinion, I can file for divorce.
In honor of domestic violence awareness month this October, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands is presenting events and raising awareness through outreach.