Storypeople My father passed away four years ago today. Alzheimer's robbed him of the incisive thought process that made him a great diagnostician for the hardest patients of all: babies and children who could not describe how they felt.Alzheimer's is a particularly vicious disease.I can't say that . . .
When I look around at how my friends' older parents are coping -- or rather NOT coping--with aging, I always think, "Oh, I hope I'm not like that."They kick, they scream, they fight. They stay in denial. And we kids? We're as bad: we don't know how to talk with them about it. How to honor their . . .