Nancy Nelson – What’s Next after Alzheimer’s?

Each person I’ve interviewed for this Voices with Dementia column surprises me. Before Brian LeBlanc , who also lives with dementia, referred me to Nancy Nelson, he wrote, “We’re all snowflakes.” Well Snowflake Nancy made me smile until my face hurt. Nancy’s life changed when she forgot three words. Her doctor asked her to recall the words at the end of their conversation – part of a memory assessment. Today, she remembers those words as they symbolize her Alzheimer’s advocacy. “Blue.River.Apple.” Heart Surgery, Anesthesia, and Memory A year earlier, she noticed she was forgetting entire conversations with her clients, […]