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My wife of 57 years has had Alzheimer for four years. So far and I hope forever I will be able to take care of her forever at home. I couldn't imagine waking up in the morning without her by my side. She still smiles and laughs and tells me when we go to bed, how much she loves me. A few months ago, she wondered from our house and had a bad fall. I have taken precausions so that will not happen again. A loud alarm on the door that sounds when it is open, I have someone come in daily for a few hours so I can go on errands. I have heart problems but manage.

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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.

My Mom has had Alzheimers disease for  2 years. Imagine seeing your Mom fade away and theres nothing you can do to stop it. The simple things are not simple to do anymore for my Mom. Like take a bath, get dressed, get a drink of ginger ale. The last 2 years I and my Mom have been on alot of vacations together.  My Mom enjoys them and we have fun together. It gives my Dad some time for himself. I do what every I can to help my parents. What I wish for that the Goverment would provide more funding to find a cure for this terrible disease.

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