Sunday, May 11, 2008

178-b Alzheimer's + murder = much sadness follow up

I found the story my mom was alluding to. An 85 year old man, newly diagnosed with AD who had just signed paperwork to move into assisted living with his wife, instead decided to kill himself and her. He attacked her with a hammer; she died 2 weeks later, but evidently did not follow through on himself. He is being charged with murder despite his disease. (screenprint).

Yesterday I was in BJ's (a warehouse store) and I saw my dad's best friend. He came over to talk to me and ask how we were doing. He said, "I miss Bob," and he had such honest grief on his face that it was just heartbreaking.

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