Last New Years Eve we invited my sister and her husband over to play games and that is when we realized there was something terribly wrong with her. She was diagnosed with CBD soon after. The dementia part came first for her, a peculiar dementia because her memory is still sharp and she is happy, never moody. But, her thinking process has wilted to that of a three year old, maybe less. She is coming to a place in her journey where we can no longer leave her alone because if she falls she cant get up and she is becoming a danger to herself. She has no tremors but her gait has become awkward. She shows very little emotions, she shows no signs of pain, she can feed herself but has to be told to eat and can no longer fill her own plate. No medications work, they make her worse. We have tried diets, herbs, oils, detoxing the body, and nothing works. She can no longer dress herself and we now have to take her to the bathroom. It has been an extremely long year filled with stress and discouragement for us but she is happy 100% of the time. It is a blessing to spend time with her but at night such as right now at 1:48 am I am filled with grief knowing that she is no longer the sister I once knew. As bad as 2016 was I dont see 2017 getting any better but only worse. We take one day at a time and count each blessing. This disease has brought me closer to God and has humbled me. Teresa is on my mind 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. Let me end with this, There is a song that has become my "go to" song throughout this sad journey and I sing it often, the first and last verse of Amazing Grace.