Senator William Proxmire
The Faces of Alzheimer's
Where Memories Are Kept Alive...
15 December, 2005

From the obituary in the Washington Post -

William Proxmire, a Wisconsin Democrat whose enthusiasm for clean living became as much his U.S. Senate hallmark as his good-governance measures and "Golden Fleece" awards, died early today at the Copper Ridge care facility in Sykesville, Md. He was 90 and had Alzheimer's disease.
His biography in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

And of course, where would we be without a bio from Wikipedia?

"I have spent my career trying to get Congressmen to spend the people's money as if it were their own. But I have failed." and other quotes by the Senator.

If the is a quote for the ages however, it has to be this one -

"The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit."

May you smile alot.