June 7th, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

I recently found something my mom wrote and signed, dated June 7, 2010. It’s in her usual handwriting, and under her signature is someone else’s, listed as a witness. It reads:   6/7/2010 I, Kathleen A. Gagne, give permission for the following people to see my records related to my memory loss. Dr. Shoemaker Dr. […]

Age Effects
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:55 am

Mom started really complaining about her memory at least two or three years before she died. I sent her this email one day, because I was convinced that it was something that was temporary: It turns out a little positive reinforcement won’t just help kids do better in school, it can help older adults do […]

I Can’t Figure Out the New Stuff on My Computer
August 2nd, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

  From: Gagne, Kathleen To: Gagne, David Subject: I Can’t Figure Out the New Stuff on My Computer Sent: August 2, 2008 4:00 PM ET Hi David, I’m really hoping I can do web pages on the Internet, but I am frustrated because every time I go back to Yahoo or any other site, they […]

Forgetting A Lot
December 9th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

12/9/07 Hi, Mom, I went to Tampa with Donna today. Of all things, we went to see the Rockettes. They were good, and it was fun. Last night I felt really weird. Like I couldn’t think. Like I was forgetting a lot. — A lot. I’m under a lot of stress. I guess I always […]