Deborah Gould, 70, has Alzheimer’s disease – and she wants everyone to know about it. She was diagnosed in 2016, a fact she shares as plainly as she would the day of the week. To some, her candor could be jarring. After all, Alzheimer’s is a disease many struggle to discuss openly.
“If you have Alzheimer’s, everyone thinks you don’t even know the difference between night and day, and they don’t look at you in the eye,” she explains.