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July of 2012  I am 59 years old. I was told I have PCA a Visual Variant of Alzheimers. That I have between 8 to 12 years to live. Unlike regular Alzheimer's, the progress is much quicker, and mobility, balance and vison are affected to the point I should seek help from Services for the Blind. 

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 A Granddaughters Love   4 years before I was born, my grandfather passed away from leukaemia. 6 months before I was born, my grandmother moved in. When I was born, my grandmother was in the room. 3 weeks after I was born, my grandmother sat next to my mother as I received a baby blessing. 1 month after I was born, my grandmother spent endless nights with me and my parents while I was hospitalised with sepsis. 6 months after I was born, my grandmother helped my family move from Antioch to San Luis Obispo. 1 year aft

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My husband, Phil, was 58 when he was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's.  He has a Master degree in Instruction; taught Math for 30 years.  Then, one day, he couldn't find his classroom; spent 16 weeks teaching a group of college students how to use a calculator, before anyone told us what was happening.  I was his caregiver for 8 years prior to his health deteriorating to the point we needed Hospice care.  With the Sundowners, I took early retirement from my teaching job, to spend the time he had left, at home with him.  I learned so much about Phi

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