Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

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FutureTimeline is easily one of my favorite websites to follow.  This article really took me off guard. I have this image of America in the 2040s, with people in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s going about their daily life with these stylish hats that are actually actively warding off (and reversing) Alzheimer’s Disease.  I get too excited every time I see development on the research front.  But, even if it is in the early stages, it is exciting to see something show signs of actively fighting the disease.  Most of the research I have seen focuses on stopping it–and even those are still in their infancy.

After watching my grandmother fight it for a decade and watching my mother take on the role of being a caretaker for a decade, I cannot help but be excited about incremental progress in this fight.  It is a terrible disease and I cannot wait until we can fight back.

Flash Fiction Update

I’ve started working on what could possibly be a new novel.  It feels good to be immersed in a project once again.  I’ve already pushed 1,500 words into it.  There are a lot of things that I will be practicing with piece.  I’ll keep you updated on its progress.  In the meantime, a new flash fiction.

The Booklet
Writing about Alzheimer’s has entered the mainstream over the past decade.  It’s a difficult subject for more reasons than the obvious.  Since it’s nearly impossible for those suffering from the disease to document their experience, I cannot help but wonder.