TIL Darwin suffered a curious denial about his mother’s death, once writing in a condolence letter “never in my life having lost one near relation” and during a Scrabble-like game, when another player added ‘M’ to ‘OTHER’, he stared long at the board then cried: ‘There’s no such word as M-OTHER!’.

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  1. Whoaaaa… that’s honestly kind of alarming. I work with the elderly, and I haven’t seen a case that severe yet. Normally it isn’t that specific, they will simply retain memories from a long time ago. It wouldn’t focus around a single person.

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