G.B. Prabhat has deftly dealt with the delicate subject of husband-wife relationship in "Remember me to one who lives there" (Magazine, January 8). The writer has convincingly shown that certain moments in the lives of ideal couples remain in their memory for ever, despite the attack of diseases like Alzheimer's. Meenakshi Viswanaathan,
CoimbatoreThe short story has poignantly captured the tragedy and devastation caused by Alzheimer's. The silver lining is that despite progressive degeneration of the faculties a sliver of residual memory left is discernible subliminally. Is that not better than no reaction at all for the carer?
M.R. Srinivasan,
ChennaiThe short story reminisces on the vagaries of old age. A romantic memory in the face of the Alzheimer's disease stirs hope. Such intimacy even in the face of memory loss is heartening. Jeyshree Jayaraman
CoimbatorePrabhat has brought home the real life of an Alzheimer's patient. At the end of the story I felt it was more a real life situation than a story. P.M. Gopalan,
Sturtevant, U.S.Prabhat's story belongs to a totally different genre. The writer keeps the readers guessing about the result of the test. Such stories are very welcome.V. Ramamurthi,
TiruchiThe short story was a beautiful one on old age. What could be more pleasurable for an old couple than to recollect memories of their youth?D. Asokan,
TiruvarurPrabhat has given an excellent exposition of Alzheimer's Disease. The heading and the picture were suggestive and evocative. A subtle strand of pathos renders the piece poignant.N. Sadasivan Pillai,
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