Fraying at the Edges
The New York Times published a special section this Sunday. It told the story of Ms. Geri Taylor who received a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s and how she coped with what followed.
A note written by my Dad who lived with us after my Mom died. He was in the throes of dementia. “A wierd (sic) experience I had last night. It was 11:40 AM when I woke up and turned on my lamp so that I would remember what happened. I was satisfied that all was well so I got back into bed to fall asleep again. I guess I did because I forced myself to get under the blanket and go back to sleep. What a sight–no dream”. So cryptic. One night we heard him talking in his room. My husband said not to disturb him. It was so terribly sad to see him lose his mind.
Kerfe’ collage of a drawing my Dad did which he entitled “Coffin for a Saint”.
I highly recommend this article. It can be found on line. And here’s hoping they find a cure for this horror one day soon.