Dec. 12, 2022 – Betsy E., a 58-year-old editor in Delaware, was looking forward to seeing her 79-year-old aunt for Thanksgiving. It had been almost 3 years since they last saw each other, because holiday plans had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I had kept in touch with Aunt Vera by phone, and she was conversational,” says Betsy, who asked that her real name not be used for this article. “She always had a tendency to repeat herself, so I didn’t think much of it when she repeated the same stories as if I had never heard them.”

But when…


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