Essay on My Experience With Alzheimer 's Disease

1327 Words Feb 16th, 2016 null Page
Alzheimer 's disease has taught me the importance of holding on to memories. In Theory of Knowledge class, I learned about memory as a way of knowing. Memories are vital in knowledge of the recent past. In my experience with my great grandmother’s term with Alzheimer’s, I have held on to many memories that she can no longer share. Even so, these memories will never be forgotten because I will keep them alive. This is because memories need to be passed on to further generations.
Going to my great grandmother’s house in Gadsden used to be such an exciting experience for me. I would visit often before I started school and then in the summers and on holidays. She would cook the best cornbread and fried potatoes. I believe my love for cooking came from the time spent in her kitchen. In the summertime she would tend her garden with a multitude of beautiful flowers. She kept her home stocked with toys and books for me when I visited. I could read the same stories over and over and never grow tired of them. Her computer offered hours of fun for me as I played interactive pet games. About five or six years ago, she came to live with my grandparents. It had become harder for her to live alone. This was not any easy change for either party, as she and my grandmother were not close. She was not content in my grandmother’s house because she missed her independence. They argued quite a bit at first until my great grandmother’s condition significantly declined. For a while, she would…

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