Sunday March 29, 2020

Why I can’t remember my father

In an excerpt from her book, Recipes for a Nervous Breakdown, author Sophie White shares the grace and the grief of her father’s Alzheimer’s disease

9th October, 2016
Sophie White: If I had spent so much as five minutes Googling early-onset Alzheimers, I would have learned that psychosis was a common stage in the advancement of the illness Pic: Fergal Phillips

In which I put up a pretty convincing (I think) case for euthanasia and tell a story about Alzheimer’s disease that you’ve perhaps never heard before (hint: it’s nothing like the goddamn Notebook).

My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when he was in his 50s, though the first sense that something was up was probably earlier. I remember that he was going to have a head scan to...

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