Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease! For 12 years, I had to watch my daddy, a man I loved and respected more than anyone on Earth, who was always a wonderful father, the perfect gentleman and proud military man gradually lose his ability to recall memories, actively do things (even read, dress, walk, feed himself), and finally not even recognize and know the names of his beloved grandchildren, my sister and I, and even his wife of 52 years. Those things and to look into his eyes that had always twinkled with love and laughter and see only a blankness is the absolutely most horrible thing I have witnessed and experienced in my life. They say the person doesn’t realize what is happening and doesn’t feel pain, but how do we know? They can’t tell us. Lord, I pray they don’t. Anyway…
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