Two years after my father’s death, people ask why I’m still researching and writing about Alzheimer’s and dementia. I tell them I want to help other families who are going through what mine did. I also tell them that Alzheimer’s researchers are teaching me a lot about science. What’s harder to explain is that people with dementia are teaching me a lot about life.
David Shenk, author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, put this into words during his keynote speech at the Early Memory Loss Forum.
David Shenk, author of The Forgetting, with Judy Wunsch, Director of Volunteers and Member of the Board, California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at the Early Memory Loss Forum