ScruffyBunny saidI remember my mom and dad listening to him. Very sad. Such a cruel disease.
Yes, my ex-mother-in-law-died of it, and my ex-BF's father. In the latter case, his wife tried to keep caring for him at home, long after he should have gone into a care facility. A losing battle, and finally she had to admit that he needed specialty 24/7 care she couldn't provide.
In the former situation, the husband was the problem, didn't want to be left alone, and his wife was fairly normal during the day. But at night she'd wander out of the house, each time it took the police to find her in her nightclothes, lost on the streets.
But the courts wouldn't act without his agreement or hers. She'd be medically evaluated, but it was during the day, when she was better. And her husband wouldn't cooperate, himself already half-senile.
Finally her 2 daughters had to hire lawyers to force the issue, and get a court order for her involuntary admission to an Alzheimer's facility. And that's where she died, barely a year later. A tough thing for families to deal with, as was apparently the case with the Glen Campbell family.