Almost two weeks ago, this column, “Confronting an Ugly Killer – Alzheimer’s, Awareness and ‘Still Alice’” appeared in The New York Times.
Yesterday’s New York Times published several letters about that column; here is just one of them:
To the Editor:
Fifty-three years ago, in love, I soulfully asked my boyfriend, “Are you behind those eyes?”
Four years ago, this brilliant man, now my husband, developed dementia. I look into his (same) beautiful eyes, and there is no one home.
I learned to tell myself that though it’s sad, it’s O.K.! He’s still here, one way or another.
Piermont, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2014