I was 10 years old the last time I saw my grandfather on my Dad's side (Boppy). He was in a home and living with Alzheimer's. I remember clear as day that he didn't recognize me and called me Shawn. It was a devastating memory that sticks with me to this day. And while I did not see my Uncle Mike towards the end, I know that he experienced similar memory loss and it was incredibly challenging for his children (my cousin's) and his brother (my father).
I walk in their memory.
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