You Have Made Me A Liar (An Alzheimer’s Awareness Post)

Amy includes some useful links to Alzheimer/dementia resources. It is so true, unfortunately, that few of us aren’t touched by someone with some form of dementia. Each of us has a story, some sad, some funny, but all inevitably tragic as the person we care for disappears. Thank you, Amy

Amy's Scrap Bag: A Blog About Libraries, Archives, and History

The title of this post sounds ominous, doesn’t it?  Allow me to explain why I used it.

I’ve made several mentions over the last year plus of my grandfather’s ill-health.  Part of what is affecting him is dementia that worsened steadily since he fell two summers ago and broke his arm.  In today’s world, who doesn’t know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s?  I’ve personally known too many.  My great uncles, my grandfather’s brothers had/have it.  My beloved uncle-like neighbor had Alzheimer’s.  And I think my grandmother may be coming down with some form of one or the other.  With these thoughts in mind, I stray this week from the usual library, archive, and history theme of this blog.  It is important to discuss these issues from time to time.

"Alzheimer's Walk 2013 at Atlantic Station, Atlanta GA" by  Susumu Komatsu.  Courtsy of Flckr Creative Commons “Alzheimer’s Walk 2013 at Atlantic Station, Atlanta GA” by Susumu Komatsu. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

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