I have been diagnosed with a progressive "mild cognitive impairment," almost certainly Alzheimer’s disease.David explained that he was "writing this blog to dispel some of the fear and embarrassment that surrounds Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments."
His blog quickly became one of my favorites. Beautifully written, it gave an excellent first-hand account of his day-to-day life with cognitive decline. Reading it, I often felt more uplifted than depressed as David described his journey not as the end of life, but rather as another phase of life with opportunities for growth, learning, and relationships.
Then in October, 2014, David wrote: "The Last Post....(?)." That piece was not, as I initially feared, a post to report that his lights were about to go out. Instead, David explained that he was suspending the blog after learning that he did not, in fact, have Alzheimer’s disease. His cognitive decline had stabilized.