My dad has Alzheimer's. He's had a very mild case, diagnosis'd about 13 yrs ago at the Mayo Clinic, and the doctors were amazed that he was doing as well as he was. He is on Aracept and Mementine, which help immensely. I've been writing him nearly every day. He typically gets his mail from a long row of mailboxes in the hall of his retirement home, and takes it to their restaurant with-his newspaper, and eats lunch while he reads. I found a funny, oversized card with-a chimpanze on the cover, with-it's palm to its head, saying, "Know what day it is?" On the inside, it says, "Me neither." I had everyone sign it, and at the last min. I chickened out and called my little sister to ask her opinion. Despite the retirement home, she is his main caregiver. (You have to pay extra for showers, medications, etc. Sigh.) She's very funny, by the way. She said, "Boy, that's a tough one. I think it's funny, but he doesn't get his mail any more. I go with-him to get it, and then we open it upstairs in his apt. because he can't remember how to open the envelopes any more." OMG.