I Never Expected My Mother to Be Diagnosed With Alzheimer's When I Was 26

January 5, 2015 2:12 PM

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"Oh look," said my mother in a sing-song voice, pointing wistfully ahead, "it's the man in the moon. We haven't seen him in a while, but there he is. He's so bright tonight, but that's him."

We were driving down the street I grew up on and the sun was large and orange and just beginning its trek down toward the horizon. We slowed to a stop at a red light and were squinting into the brightness, and while I have grown used to odd exclamations from my mother, this one struck me as somethin...

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