WRNI – "I'm losing my mind!" It's an expression that we bandy about much too casually as we search frantically for our misplaced keys or struggle to remember what we drove to the supermarket to purchase. But this phrase takes on much greater meaning and poignancy as we move toward that stage of life where, we fear, there may be some real slippage in our cognitive capacity. Robert Whitcomb shares his profound insights about how important it is for us to live our lives fully, even in the face of this very real possibility.
Robert Whitcomb is vice president and editorial-page editor of The Providence Journal. Before joining The Providence Journal, he was the financial editor of the International Herald Tribune; an editor and writer for The Wall Street Journal; and a writer for The Boston Herald Traveler and the News Journal, in Wilmington, Del.