Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some Sad News...

I just learned today that my former boss at Warner Bros., Dan Kronstadt, lost his wife Angel to Alzheimer's Disease on October 1st. He said they'd been battling it at home the past six or seven years, with the help of a host of great caregivers. It got to be too much toward the end, though, and she was finally placed in an Alzheimer's Care Center. She lived there for about seven weeks before passing away.

Angel was an absolute delight as a human being, as is Dan. My heart is heavy for him tonight and for all the people who know Dan and knew Angel. There are few maladies worst than Alzheimer's, I think. Certainly ALS and Muscular Dystrophy are horrendous, too. Alzheimer's families "lose" loved ones prior to their actual passing... I can't imagine how awful that must be.

Please keep Dan in your prayers. He says he's doing okay as long as he doesn't have to talk or write about it as he did most of his grieving over the course of the years. Still, when it happens, no one is ever truly ready for it. They were a devoted couple. It's going to take a lot of getting used to after so many years of togetherness.

Too, too sad...

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