This is a painting of my mother, Bonnie. She has been living with Alzheimer's for seven years now. I painted this from a photo I took last week at our visit. This little stuffed cat is her "baby". She talks and coos at it. It struck me when I saw the picture I had taken that the kitten was almost more "lifelike" than Mom. Her progression with the disease has been very slow, but she has continued to decline. Hence the title "Slipping Away".
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but I think you can get the idea.