The Story So Far

  • I'm a writer, photographer, consultant. Age 51. My father was a reporter and editor. Then he became something other than that. He died February 8, 2010 at 87. He was widowed in 2003. His decline started a little earlier. His sister died of Alzheimer's.

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nice caching up with you Alan!


Its nice to see you writing again. I never commented before but followed your journey here as a lurker. My mom passed in Sept. 2010 from AD. Her journey was very different than your father's, but also has many threads of similiarity in the progression of their mental decline. Now, to my utter surprise,I am facing the AD caregiver path again wiht my dad who was always been so mentally sharp. Just when I thought there my might be a period of respite in my life, it all came tumbling down again...I am sure you felt somewhat the same after your mother's passing. Your experiences with your dad and now your view of these experiences in retrospect is very engaging and expressed quite eloquently. I too have cared in one way or another for my parents with their varying health problems for some 25 years. I am not sure I can endure much longer, but its good to know someone else has been on a similar path. Keep writing.

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