Galveston Seawall

Unfaded Memories
24X18 Galveston Seawall

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by progressive cognitive decline, memory loss, and eventually, the loss of ability to carry out daily tasks. Faded memories in Alzheimer's disease occur due to the damage and deterioration of brain cells, particularly in areas associated with memory formation and retention.

In Alzheimer's disease, while there is a progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, some memories may remain relatively intact, often referred to as "unfaded memories."

Since emotional memories often have a deeper imprint in the brain, individuals with Alzheimer's may retain vivid recollections of important life events, relationships, or emotionally charged experiences, even as other memories fade.

As a "Born on the Island" Galvestonian, I can easily recall the seawall, the beaches of packed sand, palm trees, the smell of salt air, and the granite piers, and they are all very clear.