I was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2008. Being familiar with what that disease does to people's families, I decided to slow my life way down so I could spend time with mine and remember them as long as I could. My life was busy...I ran bass fishing tournaments (sometimes two in a weekend), worked full time, and fished all I could, so there was a lot of "trimming" that I could do. I cut down on the hours I worked, stopped running tournaments, spent more quality time with my wife and kids, ate better, and took the medicine. Several months later I realized my memory was actually returning! The medicine could not cure the disease, so I knew I could not have Alzheimers.
I decided to test that by returning to school, so at the age of 60 I signed up for a degree program at the local college and took a course, which I did well in. I took more and more, finally graduating with high honors in 2013.
I never had Alzheimers... I had a memory loss problem brought on by stress, overwork, too little sleep and poor nutrition. Doctors don't always know what the real problem is. It's easy for me to believe that Kristopherson's memory loss was caused by Lyme.