as a new year approaches its scary to think what may lie ahead, my hopes for my gran are that she wont have to suffer this disease much longer but thats also scary to face, (shes now 94 ) and all the family feel that shes had enough but she keeps on going. its very difficult to keep relationships going my 16 yr old daughter now is reluctant to visit her where up until a few months ago she went at least once a week. Ill be raising a glass or bottle at midnight to all our loved one and also to the scientisits trying to find cures/preventions to this and all other dreadful diseases. I know two young men with md and it is heartbreaking seeing them now aged 17 and 20 knowing very possibly that for the 20yr old this new year could be his last. have a good one.