He knows who I am, but doesn't call out my name. Still, he beams in earnest, and I know he's truly glad to see me. Then Mom raises her voice and says, "Honey, Annie's here!" Sometimes she needs reminding that Dad isn't deaf, he's got Alzheimer's Disease.
And so we've gradually come to accept that this man who once laughed and danced, provided and nurtured, managed and mentored, now lives life in his room on the second floor, contentedly existing in this quiet, private world of past memories.
Spaghetti with Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Sauce
Adapted from Gourmet Everyday
It's the addition of Sweet Vermouth that gives this dish an interesting twist!