Julie, I feel your pain re: Billy. I imagined you feel some helplessness, sadness and frustration. It's going on with my family too. My father's sister, 80 yrs who we factually know is a possible 4/4 and exhibiting noticeable cognitive impairment is in denial and not interested in delving into the subject with me. In fact her doctor assures her she does not have/is not "getting" AD. To be honest it's her daughter, my cousin, I've tried to dialog with a couple of times. My overtures were met with disinterest and the last time veiled irritation/hostility. She says her mom says "I just have memory problems like my daddy did". The worst part of that statement is her daddy, my grandfather, didn't really exhibit overt cognitive decline and he died at 81 yrs of mesothelioma, spending much of his life in construction. Her mother, my grandmother, on the other hand did experience enough cognitive decline in her late 80's that she needed full time supervision although she could care for herself physically. She died of heart failure at 89 yrs. This whole scenario makes me feel frustrated, really frustrated.