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 Thirteen years ago, my experience with Alzheimer's disease began. My mother was "diagnosed" first.  When A.D. began to rear it's ugly head, my mom had recently been diagnosed with macular degeneration. We saw every opthamologist and retinologist in the area. All of the doctors agreed that she was losing her vision which was causing the confusion.

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Two poems written about my mother while helping my father care for her. She is gone now, but I have these drops of thought in the ocean that is my loss. 

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Sharon and I saw the musical ”1776” on Broadway during our honeymoon in 1971. A John Adams line from that play sticks with me even today. As he spoke about his frustration with his inability to convince the Continental Congress of the necessity of American independence, he spoke the words, “Is anybody there? Does anybody care?” It’s likely that in your political career, this sentiment and perhaps those very words have come to your mind.

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