Monday, April 1, 2013

Amy Again

Amy walked into the living room, instantly forgetting what she had come in for. God, how many times had that happened recently? At her age the fear of Alzheimer's disease was not something to be taken lightly. Both her mother and uncle had it in their declining years. She turned around to head back out and caught sight of herself in the mirror. The woman staring back at her was ten years older. As she cried, the room around her dissolved into the private care facility she'd been living in the past two years.

"I forgot," she spoke aloud, "again."


  1. We have a commercial here about Alzheimers where the old lady is leaving lemons everywhere. Whenever my Mom gets that way I just say 'Lemons' to myself. It's the code word.

  2. Hello! Good snippet and sad. My grandma has Alzheimer's. She's 85 and it's in the worst stages now. It's been sad watching this happening to her. I can only imagine how much worse it must've been for her.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines


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