We just got word today that my grandfather, who has been in an Alzheimer's nursing home for the last several years, is at the stage where he is no longer eating or drinking and cannot swallow. Hospice took him off his feeding tube and meds this afternoon and are letting nature take its course. He is a man of faith and has already said for years that he knows where he is going. I'm ready to see him leave this frail, diseases body behind, but it's killing me inside at the same time. He was more influential in my life than any other male role model. Pray that God takes him gently and that His comfort carries me and my family through this time. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease and I wouldn't wish this upon anyone. I'm trying to keep up a strong front for my kids and wife but its tough.