Howard Foss is shocked to learn he has early-onset Alzheimer’s. Why him? There isn’t any history of dementia in his family. He ate right, exercised regularly and had given up smoking twenty years ago.
The diagnosis embarrasses him. He rails against his fate. He hesitates to tell his family and friends, but recognizes he’ll need their support going forward.
As his memories vanish, he dreads the thought of his body living on for years, rudderless. Can he accept that? His mental acuity is everything to him.
Dying Minds is a short story, a suspenseful medical tale.