Tiana Wharawhara

“In 1989 when mum was 49, mum suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash. Three years later mum was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.”

My Light

“A few times she wandered off. She went to my nanny Huia’s. So, I walked up the stairs and Nanny Huia was like this, ‘go’, with her tea towel. Then she shut the door. She told me that they were having a cup of tea and I was to come back later to pick up my mother.”