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Pulling Back The Curtain On Alzheimer’s, Through Its Lighter And Darker Moments
National Public Radio

On a warm early summer day, Bella Doolittle sits on the doorstep of her house feeding biscuits to her dog Pepper. Bella was in her mid-50s when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. That was two years ago and the symptoms are advancing, with more memory loss and a new painful anxiety.

“Have you ever watched a really terrible horror movie where you know any moment now someone’s going to get torn to pieces in a very evil, painful way?” she says, describing the tension she often feels.

These are the struggles and setbacks that Bella and Will Doolittle, her husband, talk about in their podcast, the Alzheimer’s Chronicles. They say they decided to share their experiences because they know many couples and families are struggling with the same challenges.

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