How much water do we use? That was the question my sister Tina and I asked about ourselves and the little house we share in Toronto. The taps, flushes and washer cycles didn’t surprise us–but the water that goes into the things we consume sure did.

Norma Gaudet was only 62 when she was diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. More than most in a similar position, she knew what that really meant, and what it meant for her daughter.