LAUREN KOVACH: Grandma was always there for me and had dinner ready for us every night and we were very, very close. Alzheimer's is forgetting but it's not just names or where they're at, it's their body forgetting to tell you how to function at a basic level – how to eat, how to walk, how to breathe sometimes. It's devastating. It's just, it's the longest goodbye, they call it.
STABENOW: The focus, I believe, needs to be on research for a cure, and in the meantime we need to be doing everything we can to support families. This is the ultimate family disease.
KOVACH: Anything that we have asked Senator Stabenow to do in regards to support of Alzheimer's research and care, she has followed through every time.