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Sargent Shriver, seen here with his wife and son-in-law in 2003, suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, a cause his daughter has taken up since his diagnosis. In 2009 she said this of his condition,

My kids dealt with the person that was sitting in front of them. Like, ‘What are you doing, Grandpa?’ And, ‘What are you doing today?’ And they didn’t get into who my father was. They just got into who he was then. And I think that was a very valuable lesson to me. Accept the person that’s sitting in front of you. Stop trying to make them who they were. Let it go.”

At the age of 93, my dad still goes to Mass every day. And believe it or not, he still remembers the Hail Mary. But he doesn’t remember me, Maria,” she said in testimony before Congress in 2009. “I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that still makes me cry.”

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