It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.   When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life. 

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

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 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

 It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.  Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.  When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before.   She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.  These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.  However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.  For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.  In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.  Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.

It is often said that Alzheimer’s, for which there is no known cause and no cure, has a much more grave impact on the families of the victims than on the victims themselves.

Angel Serrano lived in the town of Talavera de la Reina, an hour's drive from Madrid, with his wife Dioni youngest son Carlos and daughter Cristina, who devoted virtually all of their time to caring for Angel in the final few years of his life.

When they noticed his memory failing several years ago, the family immediately recognised this as a classic early symptom of Alzheimer's – Angel's sister had suffered the same illness and died a year and a half before. 

She was just 48 when she died; he was 56 - the same age as his father was when killed by the disease.

These are uncommonly young ages to die from Alzheimer's, which is usually diagnosed in patients over 60.

However, a form of the disease is inherited and can manifest itself sooner in life.

For DioniCarlos and Cristina, looking after Angel became increasingly onerous and all-consuming.

In the final two years of his life, the most basic of daily routines were beyond him and he needed their full-time care and attention.

Angel lost the power to speak, walk, and wash and clothe himself – and finally, a week before he died, the power to eat.