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Edward Theodoru

Life After Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

As I'm sitting here writing this, nearly 15 years have passed since that fateful evening Ed was found driving on the wrong side of the road. Since that first sign that something serious was wrong with him. I was only 50 then; now I'm into my 60s. The years have gone by slowly.

Just Who Was This Romanian, Edward Theodoru, Any Way?

Marie Marley | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed came here from Romania in his mid-50s as a penniless political refugee fleeing the brutal communist regime. All they would let him take out of the country was $100, one suitcase and the clothes on his back.

'I Thought I Was Getting Alzheimer's'

Marie Marley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I thought I was getting Alzheimer's. I really did. And how ironic would that be? I blog on the Huffington Post and Alzheimer's Reading Room about my experiences as an Alzheimer's caregiver for my Romanian life partner, Edward Theodoru.

Alzheimer's and Humor

Marie Marley | Posted 09.18.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's disease is a deadly serious topic, and deservedly so. But sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

Simple Pleasures Bring Joy to a Person with Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes it takes very little to bring joy to a person with Alzheimer's. The following story is a case in point.

Alzheimer's and the Devil Called Denial

Marie Marley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Oftentimes with Alzheimer's there is a 'defining incident,' something so bizarre that not even the spouse, child or other loved one can deny it or explain it away.