My grandmother has dementia and is a shell of her former self. Bobbie Jean was the matriarch of our family. She was a school teacher for 38 years. It helps tremendously that we have great memories of her before the onset. Sadly, people don't realize it's a disease or care about the effects. Even worse, it's pathetic how family members so easily and readily take spectator seats. Big shout out to all who are active participants and caretakers in the lives of Alzheimer's patients!