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OUR ALZHEIMER’S EARLY WARNING

Paul, my elderly father-in-law, telephoned: “Silvia has lost her lights.” Silvia was his wife. She had lost what?

 

Paul began to speak in riddles. Circumlocutions around a word. Then we had to guess. Paul was losing language.

 

And it took us months to grasp that this wasn’t ordinary aging, but for Paul a sign of oncoming Alzheimer’s.