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Sunshine | Alzheimer’s in the First Person | Melissa Vaughan

Photo by Hans Thoursie
Photo: Hans Thoursie

What is your first memory? Have you ever thought about it? I know what mine was…it was of my mom holding me and singing to me. I can even smell her cologne, she has worn the same type of cologne all of my life.

She asked me last night what my first memory was. She was wondering if she will have a last memory with her Alzheimer’s…one that will stay in her mind when all her other memories leave. I told her what my memory was and she told me that she hopes that is her last memory, her singing to me, but me holding her. She fell asleep last night singing, “You are my sunshine….my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray, you will never know dear how much I love you…” and I added, after she was asleep…please don’t take my sunshine away.

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