My mother told me that the other night she and my dad were talking and she said to him that she hadn’t realized that aging would be so hard, that she never expected to be so incapacitated and that he would have Alzheimer’s. He looked at her in surprise and said, “I have Alzheimer’s?” She said, “uh, yes Joe” and he said dismissively “oh, those doctors don’t know what they’re talking about” and changed the subject….

How can he accept it if he forgets he has it? I giggled so hard I almost cried.