More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, including about 13 percent of those over age 65. It’s not a normal part of aging, and it’s painful for families that face it.
In a moving post on her Davidson College blog titled “Are You My Mother,” English professor Suzanne Churchill describes with searching clarity the progressive loss of her mother. Visiting an assisted living facility where her mom would be moving, Churchill writes, it “felt like the first step in letting her go.”
Churchill says she’s no Alzheimer’s expert, and her blog is not about the disease. But with Alzheimer’s affecting so many, even those in their 40s or 50s, it’s helpful to read stories like this one. It’s a wonderful account of a horrible situation. Read the full storyby