my aunt died ofAlzheimers at 88. She developed the disease (at least as far as we in the family noted) when she was about 80, when she couldnt see things in front of her. Her initlal problems, although miniscule, showed that she was having some difficulty in recognition of everyday items.
This main sysmptom worsened and sort of, became the core of her illness' manifestations.
Finally she was so bad that almost nothing would regiter (like a toothbrush or a cup). She was pretty much bed ridden and helpless for about 2 years.
Id wish that someone could pull my plug rather than just support that kind of an existence with outlooks that are on;y more and more bleak