Cristina’s mother passed away in 2003 from Alzheimer’s, the same terrible disease that Cristina is going through. This is one of her mother’s nightgowns that she had hanging in her closet. It buttons in the front which makes it easy for caregivers to dress and undress when needed, especially for moments when diapers need to be changed. It keeps Cristina busy as well since she plays with the buttons, opening and snapping them closed, repeatedly. It’s tragic that her mother once wore this during her time with Alzheimer’s and now Cristina wears it during her own battle.