I've been scouting the alzhiemer's forum here and finally have decided to post.
Alziemer's runs in my family. My Grandfather was diagnosed 2 years ago and has been living in a home off island since. His mother also suffered from it, and although none of his children have lived to be old enough to display characteristics, the similiarity between my dad and grandfather is uncanny - and I fear he will also develop it.
I can say that it is a horrible disease, that has robbed my grandpa from so many things. I have only been able to visit him a few times, but have been planning to go visit him again soon, since my grandmother has been receiving cancer treatment in the same town.
I was planning to read him poetry... since he has always loved it, The Cremation of Sam McGee actually. At a time he could recite the whole thing perfectly.
I miss him, and just wanted to wish everybody who has, or deals with family members with this disease, my best wishes. It's difficult to see my grandpa on the slim chances I get, but I have so much respect for people who devote their lives to them
You're all heroes in my eyes.