Pertinent points that we should all embrace. Quite a moving article.
In her 70s, Iris Murdoch began documenting the fraying of her memory in her journals. “Find difficulty in thinking and writing,” she noted. “Be brave.” She would write one more novel, “Jackson’s Dilemma,” before receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 1997. Drafts of a letter from that year were later discovered among her papers. “My dear,” she wrote, “I am now going away for some time. I hope you will be well.” A following version was just scrawls.