Rebecca - I found your essay on The Huffington Post. It is so beautifully written. Forgive me for saying it (I should really forgive myself as it makes me sound so old...) but your words are incredibly gifted for one so young. I write about my own journey with my mom and her Alzheimer's at http://laughorcryallday.blogspot.com/. It is not always a comfort to read of another's similar struggles but I thoroughly enjoyed reading yours. Thank you.