To the Girl Whose Parent Was Just Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. I bet you didn’t even realize you were holding your breath. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. I know in this moment it doesn’t feel like it, but you are going to be okay. You are going to figure this out. Be still and feel your own heart beating. Listen to the sound … Continue reading To the Girl Whose Parent Was Just Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Is About Her, Not Me

For a long time, I used to think about my mom’s Alzheimer’s mostly in terms of how it affected me. How sad it was that she was diagnosed so young, when I was only 25 years old. How sad it was for me to lose my mom this way. How sad it was that there … Continue reading My Mom’s Alzheimer’s Is About Her, Not Me