Meryl Comer details harsh toll of Alzheimer’s on caregivers

December 8, 2014 12:00 PM

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Meryl Comer details harsh toll of Alzheimer’s on caregivers

Meryl Comer probably couldn’t tell you the most harrowing moment of her journey through Alzheimer’s. Maybe it happened before her husband Harvey’s diagnosis, when he brandished a carving knife at Thanksgiving.

Or maybe it occurred when she watched the brilliant doctor of hematology and oncology at the National Institutes of Health, only in his late 50s, fumble his way through a lecture he once would have delivered with poise and efficiency. Or when he traveled overseas for a conference — against her wishe...

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