Alzheimer’s Patients Who See Only Their Younger Selves in the Mirror
Alzheimer’s desease as one of dementia types is that kind of illness that gradually gets worse thus making its patients able to remember only the memories of their youth.
Some time earlier a WWII vet inspired Dallas photographer Tom Hussey to mug this collection of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and see nothing else in the mirror than younger themselves. “He commented that he didn’t understand how he could be 80-years-old as he felt he was still a young man. He just didn’t feel it was possible he could be 80-years-old,” Mr Hussey told the ASMP of the war veteran.
These people, doomed to suffer from Alzheimer’s didn’t have a choice. They just got an ailment and were forced to live by their past. A tragical fate, I can tell. You know what’s even worse? It is when people have freedom to choose and they take the wrong decision. There are many examples in our world when people live their lives that are more as of a complaint. The ones live only by their memories which look very bright and beautiful. They regret their present and get up every morning feeling weaker than they actually are like they were wrecked with some imaginary desease. Aging doesn’t mean fading, no matter you are 20 or 80 at the time. Aging is about gaining knowledge, learning new things, improving and getting better every day.
All credits go to Tom Hussey