If you continue to stay active mentally and physically, the disease may not get you as quickly. Fight! I wish my mom was a fighter but she's not and never has been. She always wanted things done quickly and take the easy way out.
I try to get her to recite the alphabet daily but she stopped doing it long ago. It used to roll out of her tongue just like that but now she skips about
15 letters in between. As for even writing her name, it has now turn into scribbly lines and circles. My mom used to have BEAUTIFUL handwriting.
Right now she's wearing 2 layers of diaper with a pair of vinyl underwear I got for her online. She's uncomfortable and hot and itchy. She's half asleep 20 hours a day and her legs are like jello and often falls backward if I try to her to walk just 5 steps by herself. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.