Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Patti Davis on the Value of Silence

From a New York Times guest essay by Patti Davis headlined “Prince Harry and the Value of Silence”:

Patti Davis is an author and daughter of President Ronald Reagan.

During the early stages of my father’s Alzheimer’s, when he still had lucid moments, I apologized to him for writing an autobiography many years earlier in which I flung open the gates of our troubled family life. He was already talking less at that point, but his eyes told me he understood.