I thought, why is everyone so obsessed with memory, what they should be obsessed with is memories.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
A few people immediately understood. They understood my relationship with my parents, so they weren't surprised.
Most people were surprised. I was surprised that they were surprised. I thought, if not me, who is going to do it?
In the beginning people asked, how long do you think you will be doing this? I answered a year or two.
Yes, I was brainwashed. I was a victim of the stigma attached to Alzheimer's.
I figured before long Dotty won't know me. That I would have to get professional help, or put her some place.