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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Walk with My Mother

She still has far more sense than I will ever have. My mother. Who has Alzheimer’s disease. We decided that it was a lovely day for a walk along the ocean on Portland’s Eastern Promenade Trail. The sun was out. It was really warm. My mother reached into the closet for her fleece jacket. “Ma,” I said as brightly as the sun was shining. “It’s too warm for that jacket. How about something lighter?” “No,” she called over her shoulder with equal brightness. “I’m always cold when other people aren’t. This will be just right. Are you sure  you’ll be warm enough?”
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