I know in the 40s the ALZ term first coined. But how long before it became part of our reality?
I know, like you, that many, did not live as long as they do now. But, I have seen historic photos of adult sized cradles, once kept in main room. How did they deal with incontinence? Bedsores? Difficulty in eating and swallowing? I can't put my hands right now on this article I have read in last year but there is some order of nuns, which when said sister could no longer eat, nothing was forced and the nun passed in prayer.
Was that better than hospice if they were in pain and struggling to breathe? I don't know.
What did they call this? Arteriosclerosis? Something else?