Atomic woman, I lost my father in 2001 to complications of Alzheimers. We as his children chose to not put a feeding tube into a man that had served in the military through three wars. This proud man had to surrender his keys to his kids 5 years earlier even though he had been a truck driver for 20 years. He had to have his daughter change his depends. No, we are not laughing at the disease that has struck all of us, we are coping.