a A Thank you for entering the #summerchallenge contest brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Good luck! Copyright 2017 ZoomerMedia Limited Claudette Lariviere Tyvm zoomer for the Alzheimer's survey and awareness campaign. My Nana had Alzheimer's for 13 yrs, I am her only grandchild. I was very close to my Nana n grandpa, I lived with them till I was 8 yrs old. In my mid twenties she began her descent....she was very young when it began she was only 67 yrs old. 4 yrs after she was in a nursing home, she could not attend my wedding....over the next 3 yrs we had a son and a daughter. I would take them to visit but she honestly did not know me or able to understand she was a great Nana to my kids. It was a long and difficult journey....I miss her so much.....this terrible disease even robbed me of being able to say goodbye. I pray a cure or prevention happens soon. With the baby boomers all starting to retire and will be daily for the next 30 yrs....the aged poulation will be greater than working age adults. I can't imagine how difficult it will be for professionals to care for Alzheimer's patients, and almost no family will escape living through this. Goods speed to science to put an end to such a disease that devastates everyone involved.... Tyvm for your efforts.... Leah Cohen Belknap I am terrified of having Alzheimer myself. I live alone and cannot find words sometimes. I enter a room and forget why I am in it and I understand that is the beginning of it. I rarely see my grandchildren who are 3 and 5 and they live 20 minutes away because both of their parents work and family time is precious to my daughter-in-law. My son calls once in awhile but I am afraid they will not know me as they get older I am 73 now and if I am struck with Alzheimer Disease I will not know them and that scares me. I hope they find a cure or a method to hold it off for periods of time; I know little about it except the stories of friends whose wives have had it and they all end sadly.