Dinner with Friends

Dinner with friends          by Lori La Bey 

One day my parents went out to dinner with a large group of friends and some new acquaintances. The men were at one end of a long table the women at the other.  A woman my Mother just met asked her, “So Dorothy, how many kids do you have?” My Mother’s face went blank, but she remained calm. 

She than looked down the table to my Father and nonchalantly said, ”Dean, how many kids do we have?” 

My Father with his quit wit replied, “I don’t know about you, but I have three!” 

Everyone broke out laughing including my Mother. The question was answered.   It is so much easier for us to blame memory loss on hormones, or a “senior moment,” but it might not be the best decision in the long one.  Detecting Alzheimer’s disease in the early stages is of great benefit.  It gives you more time to get educated, ability to have time to find professionals that specialize in Alzheimer’s disease, it allows you time to process your feelings and develop a plan, and the list goes on and on.

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