In 1983, very little was known about Alzheimer's and no treatment was available. My Grandma's decline in her mental status was rapid. I'm told that is a blessing but it didn't feel like one at the time. I worked with my Grandpa full time on the farms and saw my Grandma on an almost daily basis. To have her go from wishing me good morning when I came in the door to asking me who I was and why was I in her house in a few weeks was heartbreaking. I certainly was not alone in my family, there was plenty of emotional pain to go around. That's what makes this disease so sinister, it takes the mind before the body and you never really get to say good-bye. Much has changed since that time but a cure remains to be found. Thank you very much for helping to continue the search!
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