Posts Tagged: alzheimer

The Healing Magic of Baseball

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In that favorite summer of my memory, Mom is perched on the edge of the rickety folding chair in box seats that the team manager reserved for us.

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Lost Language Explored

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The literature of Alzheimer’s is a cavern unexplored, but Stefan Merrill Block does his best for the New Yorker: Nearly every novel I’ve read that attempts to depict the internal experience of Alzheimer’s also attempts to fit the disease’s retrogenic symptoms to one sort of sentimental trope: a reckoning with a repressed or unacknowledged truth […]

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Beside Her

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Once a bright and talented writer and professor, my mother now can no longer write. She tries, but she can’t spell her name, or mine, and letters run off the page. I am humbled by how quickly time passes and how roles change. Frightened, too. Where will we both be in another fifteen years?

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Morning Coffee

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Tomorrow, we’ve been told, will be another day as well. Richard Nixon as art critic. Christophe Gilbert’s photo-manipulations are pretty rad indeed. Can doctors use your eyes to determine if you have Alzheimer’s? (spoiler alert: maybe!) GerryCanavan takes this moment to point us to a fascinating Zizek article on Haiti. Meanwhile, Big Picture has a […]

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