(Wesley J. Smith / NRO) – Alzheimer’s disease runs in my family. My mother and uncle both died of from it, so I have intimately witnessed the worst that the disease can inflict.
I also know how much people with the condition need love, understanding, and patience. They are still the persons they have always been, just compromised and dependent.
I also know how vulnerable people with dementia are and how easily they can be manipulated. I am also aware that too many denigrate them as less than human — so-called non-persons — and view their lives as no longer worth living. CONTINUE