Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Longest Day

The Longest Day is an awareness campaign by the Alzheimer's Association.


When I close my eyes at night, my mind opens into Peggy's world.  I begin to think how has this happened to her brain?   I see her lying in that bed, close by, but so far away.  Why is this happening to so many people?  Will it happen to me, or my children?  Someone else I love? Why is it lasting so long? The questions just keep coming in rapid fire one after the other,  how will I feel when it ends?  Have I done enough, why isn't there anything else I can do, how can I accept this as her fate...

Alzheimer's is so beyond memory loss, it's the abandonment of life as we know it. What is life if your not living in it?

HOW IS THIS ACCEPTABLE?

Here is a view into just a few minutes of one of Peggy's days.  I show this with hesitation, love and the hope that if people really knew what Alzheimer's turns into at the end of these very long days, maybe we could get that much closer to a cure.