Hey everyone, my name is Rustin and I am a senior in high school. This year I am taking a class in anatomy and physiology, which I have been loving so far. We have been doing a project for the past few months called the “Chronic Condition Project” in which each student is assigned to a different chronic condition and our job is to gain a full understanding of the disease (causes, symptoms, treatment, etc.), but we also have to understand it on a personal level. I have been struggling with the latter portion of the project. I was hoping everyone could help me understand what it’s like to live around alzheimer’s disease. What’s the hardest part about it? How did you react when you heard that your loved one was diagnosed with the disease? How did your loved one react when he or she was diagnosed? What kinds of changes had to be made to you and your loved one’s daily life? Personal stories or anecdotes would be great. Thank you so much!