The title of The Long Good-Bye is just that. This is the story of a wonderful life that was cut short too soon, not in the physical sense but in the mind. A story of a gifted artist who began the slow decline into Alzheimer's dementia, eventually forgetting who she was and who her loved ones were. This is also a story of the ones who loved her and how they dealt with the progression of her long goodbye. This is the story of a life well lived. This is the story of my mom.