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Source: NBC

Rebecca Pearson's Progressive Memory Loss Prompts 'This Is Us' Fan Theories

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[Warning: Spoilers ahead]

Grab your box of tissues, because This Is Us fans are already speculating another heartbreaking storyline is upon us. On the Nov. 12 episode of the NBC series, Randall (Sterling K.Brown) starts to become concerned when his mom Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) visibly gets upset after she misplaced her phone. You know, the cell phone she was using to capture pictures of very mundane things, like furniture in her son’s house. 

Though Rebecca shakes off her forgetful behavior as having “senior moments,” Randall offers to schedule a doctor’s appointment, which prompts his mom to become more aggressive towards him. While viewers have not yet learned the diagnosis of Rebecca’s condition, many fans have theorized that she has a brain disorder associated with progressive memory loss. So, does Rebecca have Alzheimer’s disease in This Is Us