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What it Takes From Us | Alzheimer’s in the First Person | Barbara Taylor Vaughan

My husband James Sr., me and Jimmy and Missy
My husband James Sr., me and Jimmy and Missy

I have been a little confused today. I talked to another friend of mine who also was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the same time as me. She is on medications, I am not. We discussed this terrible disease and what it is taking from us.

I told Missy tonight that I do feel different. I seem to be confused more. Sometimes I wake up and am not sure where I am, or how I got here.

I ate lunch today and then about an hour later told Missy I was hungry and ready to eat lunch. A few minutes after I said that, I thought to myself, “I think I already ate lunch.” But, I wasn’t sure.

I looked at pictures today. Missy has them on flashcards. They are pictures of my family and friends. I look at them and see if I recognize them. The names are written on the back along with a description of who they are. Some days I know everyone. Some days no one.

Thank you all for being with me during this adventure with Alzheimer’s. I am glad you are with me, to help Missy and Mike, and to cheer me on. I think it is helping me. Bless all your hearts. Boy oh boy…I hope tomorrow is better.


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