It hits you like a ton of bricks. “I’m sorry, but your husband/wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.” You have been noticing for a while that he or she is forgetful, or that he or she seemed confused when doing tasks that they had done forever, like making dinner, but you never expected this.
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