Mom received word yesterday that the cousin of a cousin passed away in the small hours of New Year's Day after several years decline. She had Alzheimer's.
We were so sorry to learn of her Alzheimer's. Please forgive me if this sounds odd. We are glad she has passed and is no longer trapped by the disease. On one hand, it seems wrong to feel relief that someone has slipped this mortal coil. On the other hand, we recognize that Alzheimer's is a terminal disease that as hard on those who love the patient as it is on the patient.
May she rest in peace and may her husband also find comfort and peace in her passing.