News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Tom DeBaggio's Alzheimer's Journey Continues

Tom DeBaggio at the family nursery in Chantilly, Va.
Tom DeBaggio at the family nursery in Chantilly, Va.

Tom DeBaggio is less sure of himself these days. He fears a recurrence of an incident over a year ago in which he got lost while driving to the family-run nursery outside Washington, D.C. "I didn't really know where I was," he says.

The story DeBaggio's battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease was first told in a series of interviews on All Things Considered five years ago. Melissa Block visits DeBaggio's Herb Farm and Nursery in Chantilly, Va., for a conversation with DeBaggio and his wife Joyce.

Below are the previous stories and excerpts of Tom DeBaggio's two books on Alzheimer's.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.