My beloved grandmother lost her life to Alzheimer’s disease, spending the final six years of her life in a nursing facility. Then when I was 41, my husband of 9 years, who was 50, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He passed away 9 years later in a nursing facility. Three years before he passed away my mother passed away, suffering from vascular dementia. Alzheimer’s disease changed my life in every dimension and I am dedicated to be a warrior for our cause.