My parents died, when I was young, so my grandmother and grandfather raised me on their own pretty much my entire life. They were great parents, and I miss my grandfather everyday. My grandmother though, in recent years, has been slipping downhill, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. It’s very upsetting, watching the slow decline of her faculties, and it hurts to see her so confused. I don’t know what to do, and she was a nurse all through her adult life. It’s painful to watch, and I feel terrible for feeling not up to the burden. I’m doing well for myself, so I’m able to afford a nurse, but even to do that feels like I’m simply fobbing her off on someone else. It hurts to watch.