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63,143. It is rather like falling from stair to stair in a series of bumps. John Bayley, on his wife Iris Murdoch’s progressive loss of memory
63,144. I’m just wandering, I think of things and then they go away for ever. Iris Murdoch, cited Times 5th February 1997
63,145. When you’re dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s, you yourself feel helpless. The parent can’t work, can’t live alone, and is totally dependent, like a toddler. As the disease unfolds, you don’t know what to expect. Maria Shriver
63,146. When you have Alzheimer’s you are an old fart. That’s how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone. Terry Pratchett
89,779. Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father’s funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem-cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer’s is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective. (Stem-Cells & Alzheimer’s & Bush) Patti Davis
80,281. Our memories make us who we are. But it’s thought thirty million people today are losing them due to the curse of our time – Alzheimer’s. Horizon: Curing Alzheimer’s, BBC 2016
97,838. The latest generation of research has unleashed a new front in the war on this devastating disease. (Alzheimer’s & Research) ibid.
97,839. Regular sleep throughout our lifetime could lower our risk of developing the disease. (Alzheimer’s & Sleep) ibid.
97,840. What we eat plays a part as well. (Alzheimer’s & Eat) ibid.
69,752. She walked away from the house one day and she didn’t know where she was and nobody knew where she was, so that was the end of my being able to take care of her because I couldn’t keep her safe any more. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) Louis Theroux: Extreme Love II – Dementia, Janet
69,753. We tell white lies all day long here. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid. supervisor
69,754. The residents of the memory support unit exist in a twilight of half-remembered reality. Staff have a philosophy of going along with the delusions of the residents. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid. Louis
69,755. It’s reckoned that one in eight Americans aged sixty-five and over has Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The rates climb alarmingly with age ... Many sufferers are cared for at home by their loved ones. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid.
69,756. Nancy, what’s your name? (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid. Nancy’s husband
69,757. It can strike people in their forties or in rare cases even younger. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid. Louis
69,758. The ones they love face a different kind of struggle. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid.
69,759. An ever shrinking circle of forgetfulness. (Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease) ibid.