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Excerpt from Forgetting Eileen

A sampling from my book, Forgetting Eileen. To be published this Winter. (Still being edited...and I value your thoughts) These are just tidbits from various chapters. Forgetting Eileen is an account of my last year with my mother, Eileen, as she began forgetting her life. Alzheimer's took her memories; her memories of herself. The very second I was told of my mother's disease, Alzheimer's, any negative memories were wiped out of my mind. Period. Yes, just like that! In a mere instant. Only remaining memories were the beautiful ones. My life as a caregiver continued but in a more immediate capacity, with the end of days imminent. Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's, or any disease, is 24/7, all-enco