Since I was very young I thought my dad was the smartest, bravest most courageous man I would ever know. He loved freely and always had time to listen. He believed in helping anyone that needed helping, no matter who they were.
He worked hard and taught us that honesty and integrity were staples to live by. He taught us through example.
Who would have known later in life we would watch helplessly as he slipped further and further away. His memory dissolving in pieces, his mind fabricating illusions, paranoia. Although not grounded in reality, each situation was very real to my dad. It was a continuous heartbreak to watch him slip away. No one should have to suffer through this awful disease.
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