Coronavirus, Alzheimer’s and me.

Suddenly Mad

Suddenly Mad- portrait of TheresaPortrait of Theresa

So much has happened over the past month with the invasion of the Coronavirus pandemic. Numbers elude me, though I read the New York Times and listen to the news. Hundreds of thousands affected globally, now close to a half million. Almost twenty thousand have died.

New York City, where I was born, and the city I always considered home, even though I lived a stones throw away across the Hudson River, is now the epicenter of the virus in the U.S.  The streets of New York City, the most vibrant, lively, nuanced, most multicultural city in the world, is now an eerie largely deserted place.

I’ve been sick with Alzheimer’s for a long time now. I was forced to retire from teaching a year after the diagnosis in 2016, but I know that I was ill a year before that. There were signs. This disease is…

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