My mom, aunt, and grandmother all passed away from Alzheimers. Otherwise, all would have lived even longer without any significant medical problem. My dad was just diagnosed with the early stages. I have more compassion & patience for my patients than my own family…probably because it is more painful, more real, when it is your own family than a stranger in the emergency department. This is an epidemic that our society cannot afford. It just hasn’t recognized it yet….She’d kill me for sending this picture but it was handy!