During her last stages of Alzheimer’s disease, grandma started to have severe memory and cognitive difficulties. She not only had a hard time remembering what she was doing a few minutes ago but she was living in the past and most of us around her turn into people from a life she knew decades ago.
Because of the progressive damage to brain cells caused by AD, patients face memory loss and time confusion. They lose the ability to recognize family members or to remember recent memories; however, they can remember some personal events, because despite the disease their remote memory stays intact ( no long term memory loss). This was what my grandma was facing as her brain health was declining.