Ida Arnette passed away from Alzheimer's disease on August 16, 2009. She struggled for over 8 years and was under hospice care at the end. We celebrated her life with friends and family this past weekend.
While it was expected, it is both a time of deep sadness for us and relief for her. She had lost her identity and independence towards the end.
Over 5 million people have it today and it can hit anyone at any age - it is not just a disease of the elderly. There is no cure for Alzheimer's and every 70 seconds a new case is diagnosed.
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