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January 26, 2011

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A.R.

Dear Grandpa, is a tribute to my grandpa who died on December 17th, 2010. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease for many years, which I documented through poems and stories. Recently, I have chosen to write letters to him, so he will forever be on my mind.

My site not only serves in an intimate way, but it also shows the world just how serious this disease is. Anyone who has been through, or is currently going through this experience, is welcome to comment or email me. I can answer any questions and I hope that this can be as comforting to you as it is for me.

In addition, the traffic and clicks on the advertisements will create an income, all of which will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to aid in research and support groups.

Please help make this dream come true. Thank you.

www.deargrandpa1.blogspot.com

Mike Donohue

This article appearing in the Tangled Neuron captures the reality of the progress being made in Finding the Cure. It is so unfortunate that it is taking so long, at the same time, it took so long to get a handle on Aids, we have learned much about cancer that is enormously helpful too. This is true in spite of the fact that we have not found the medication able to obliterate it able to cure it. The same is true of heart disease the other of the four loss leaders ravaging humanity.

This means we hang tight and continue the research, continue to search and continue raising the funds to do so.

It also double underlines the short term need, long on its own, to care for those of us with it. I continually ask:

Interesting, Very Interesting, about finding the cure in five or ten years; God speed your search! And, What Are You Doing For Me Today Or For The Next 9 Years As I Succumb To The Ravages Of This Disease Before You Find The Cure?

The answer to this question is only now seeing the light of day as programs are finally being produced to care, comfort and treat us who have it, remain functional and wish to continue so. This is a problem equal in kind to the catastrophe of getting the disease. If we do not have help in prolonging our functionality we quickly slide the slippery slope to oblivion that is but the halfway point of our disease.

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