Interview with Alzheimer Sufferer ‘You Turn Into a Person You Don’t Know Anymore’ from the blog of Medsooda

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Interview with Alzheimer Sufferer ‘You Turn Into a Person You Don’t Know Anymore’
By Beate Lakotta, March 1, 2010

Psychology professor Richard Taylor. The American academic has written about his life with Alzheimer's.Jürgen Georg: Psychology professor Richard Taylor. The American academic has written about his life with Alzheimer’s.

Former psychology professor Richard Taylor was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58. Since then he has written a book about his experiences and gone on to become a passionate advocate for humane care of those with Alzheimer’s. He talks to SPIEGEL about how his life, his relationships and his perception of the world have changed.

Richard Taylor, America’s most famous Alzheimer’s activist, lives in a typical middle-class, single-occupier suburb in Houston, Texas. Taylor, a psychology professor, was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia in 2001. Soon after that, in order to better understand what was happening to him, he began writing on a daily basis. These documents became the…

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