Friday, March 7, 2008

Alzheimers--A Word I Never Wanted to Need to Know How to Spell

There are things in life we don't want to ever have to do--bury a child, lose a limb, have a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease.

Memory loss, dementia, or an actual diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease none of them are pleasant. None of them are easy. All of them are heartbreaking.

To watch your Mother--your 4-H Leader--your cheerleader--the woman who nursed you when you were sick, need you to nurse her . . .

I never wanted to need to know how to spell Alzheimers.

And I certainly didn't want to have to deal with it.

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