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Alzheimer's - the Long and Winding Road

Imagine you’re on a nice, wide boulevard. There are lots of exciting things to do and see as you drive along. Then the road begins to narrow, and the shoulders drop o­ff, and things along the roadside are a little less enticing. As you continue you find yourself on a gravel road with hardly anything of interest on each side, and what’s there is shadowy and spooky. Sharp curves, potholes, ruts and bumps make you afraid to take your eyes o­ff the road. Then, suddenly, you’re off­ road with no idea of where you’re supposed to go, no signs, just emptiness. You’ve just traveled the Alzheimer’s Highway. It can hit just when life is at its most carefree. Your children are grown and out of the house

They were just dusty old boxes

I couldn’t put it off any longer. If I waited another week or two, I’d be cooped up in the house instead of spending my time out in the garden, mucking around in the warming soil, preparing for flowers and veggies. With winter nearly at an end, it was time to force myself to perform the dreaded rarely-annual spring cleaning. Up until now, I’d managed to get out of digging through the boxes of paperwork that had been a fire hazard for several years since we’d closed our construction business. My reasons were very creative, and Rick had always grudgingly gone along with them until this year. Over the years he’s gotten pretty sneaky when he wanted me to go along with one of his schemes, and thi

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