Monthly Archives: July 2012

Backing up the Bus about Nine Years: The Beginning Stages of My Mother’s Alzheimer’s

About nine years ago—the summer I turned 35—I realized that my mother was losing her mind.  It was finally time to get over our differences.  I knew then that I’d never be the daughter she wanted.  I got pregnant in … Continue reading

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What the Heck is “Our Long Goodbye”?!

Alzheimer’s Disease is called the “long goodbye” because of the physical and emotional toll this illness takes on patients and their caregivers given the terribly lengthy journey from onset to death.  My blog, “Our Long Goodbye,” will chronicle my experiences with … Continue reading

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