Think this disease won't be an issue for you? Maybe not. But if it hasn't already impacted you in some way, chances are that it will. According to the latest statistics, at age 65 our risk of developing Alzheimer's before we die is 17% -- one in six -- for women and 9% for men (see page 22 in the linked document). And the outlook is increasingly grim as we age.
I hope we'll each do what we can to comfort those afflicted with any form of dementia. The Lord will be pleased; after all, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress ..." (James 1:27a, NIV)