My mom passed away in August but I can honestly say she knew who I was until almost the very end. She often called me by name and I know she knew I was with her when she passed. I miss her so much but I know she wouldn't want to be here in the shape she was in. When she first started with the disease, she would get so aggravated because she couldn't find the words she was searching for in her memory. She is better now and I'll see her again one day.