Brad Paisley's wife opens up about dementia ordeal in magazine essay

WENN, Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30pm (PST)
  • Country star Brad Paisley's actress wife has opened up about her mother's battle with dementia in a new magazine essay.

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    Kimberly Williams-Paisley reveals she feels she is slowly losing her mum to primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of the disease, in a heart-breaking piece published by Redbook magazine.

    The "Father of the Bride" star writes, "I've watched a passionately joyful woman, a devoted mother, an engaged listener and friend deteriorate and transform into someone almost unrecognizable.

    "It's been agonizing to slowly lose her."

    Williams-Paisley reveals her mother's condition has robbed her of her ability to write and recall words -- and she can't even pronounce her grandson Jasper's name correctly.

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    And the actress admits the decision to move her mum from the home she shares with her husband and family to a care facility was heart-wrenching but unavoidable.

    She adds, "The move was the hardest change my tight-knit family has ever had to endure.

    "Our visits were agonizing for me. I couldn't look at her without seeing a fading picture of who she used to be. I resented this mostly manic, dangerous, crazy woman who had taken over my mother's body."

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