In 2006, we lost my Daddy-o to Pick’s Disease. It was a soul-crushing loss for me after losing my husband, my little sister and my Mom, all in the span of 4 years. Although not Alzheimer’s, Pick’s is a degenerative disease causing dementia behavior and cognitive loss. My older sister took Daddy to her home and did all the things necessary to take care of him–including eventually putting him in a home due to extreme changes in behavior and violence. I was a chicken and never went to see him during those years because I had no desire to see a man who didn’t know me and was not my Daddy-o. I want to join you so I educate myself and become non chicken in case it happens to anyone else in my family.