I just watched The Notebook for the first time. I felt I needed to share may feelings, and this is the only place I actually felt comfortable doing so. My grandpa has dementia, most days he is completely disoriented and doesn't know who any of us are. Its hard to believe that in 5 short years a man can forget who he is and who his family is. Instead of building in his shed and tending to his garden, he is confined all day in a wheel chair. Within the last year he no longer was able to sleep in the same bed as my grandmother, and now he is in a care facility and needs consistent supervision. The few times that he does recognize me, he cries the whole time, because his moments of memory are the moments that he knows he has forgotten mostly everything. I feel a bit better getting that out, and I think I might be ready for a good cry. I pray that none of you have to suffer because of diseases like Alzheimers and dementia. My heart goes out to you if do.