My father was diagnosed with dementia in 2015 and battled this terrible disease until He passed away June 13, 2016. My father suffered and being a caregiver was so very challenging especially because I'm a single parent, a social worker and am battling two heart conditions. My parents were married for 60 years and gave me the best childhood. I was not going to let my father battle this disease on his own and was his biggest advocate. I now take care of my mother. Her and I lost our best friend. I would spend time with other residents along with my 8 year old daughter when he was in and out of different facilities and am so very passionate about finding a cure. I won't give up and I want to put an end to this disease.