Below is a shot of my dad sitting in his garden under the Wisteria flowers he planted many years ago.
He was 76 when he finally got his Doctorate (along with other academic awards). Then, it seems, almost the day after he graduated, everyone noticed his short-term memory starting to falter. It has now been confirmed he has Alzheimer’s. How do you process this? Could finishing his studies have triggered this somehow? Is it possible to hold off an illness like this for a period of time – only to then be activated by an event (i.e. his graduation)? I’m just wondering if this timing is pure coincidence? It would be great to hear from anyone who may know more about this.