We didn't know it at the time, but there was an underlying reason that dad was beginning to have trouble with learning and retaining new information. The diagnosis came in 2012 - Alzheimer's. All I really knew about Alzheimer's was that my grandma had it (dad's mom). Now - I thought everything would surely change... It has. Although at first, it progressed slowly, I immediately found myself struggling with frustration, uncertainty, and fear. Why was this happening to such a sharp and brilliant man like my dad? He is the definition of a "Good Daddy" and I pray that one day my own children think the same about me. What did my family's history with Alzheimer's mean for my future? What about my kids?
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