My mom died of heart disease at the age of 55. Her mom, my Granny, and her sister, my Aunt Lucille, and her neice, my cousin Jennifer, all died from the perils of Alheimer's. I know in my heart my mom is grateful she did not have to suffer like her family did for so many years. Granny was divorced, living alone in Houston when we moved to New Jersey. We would get calls from police in Houston about Granny being found walking the streets in the middle of the night.