My Pop (Great Grandpa) had this disease and towards the end of his life didn't recognize me or the other members of my family. It was very hard on my Nan (Great Grandma) to care for the man she loved, who no longer recognized her face and often referred to her by his first wife's name. Later in my life my Papaw (Grandpa) faced the same disease. He became increasingly confused, would get lost driving, and eventually had to give up driving all together. Our family strived hard to keep him at home and safe, but towards the end that goal was not reasonable to his safety. He needed more care than we were capable of providing. We found a comfortable facility that could accommodate what he needed while still allowing him some independence. He lived his days out there. It was difficult to watch someone you love gradually forget everything that made them who they were. The memories you shared and the personality that made up that person are one day gone and the family is left with only their memories and moments.
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