Hobert Needham suffered from this disease for several years toward the end of his life and he sadly reached the point where he was recognizing his family less and less. When Hobert's condition worsened with the onset of a bad staff infection, and despite his doctors' efforts to ease that suffering, Ronaldo's family quickly realized that they would have to stop forcing fluids into Hobert and that his death was just days away. While Hobert did not recognize his family members very often in the last 2 days before he died, God gave him a short window of clarity where he knew and recognized his family members and could speak, and where he gave his family members some final advice.
When Hobert woke up on the day before he died, he asked Ronaldo's wife, Linda, if she would make a promise to him. To which she said, anything! Hobert said I've always loved you like my own daughter, so I know you're going to do this. He told Linda: (1) “If your going to love my son, love him with all of your heart and mine (2) “Make sure you go see those grand-babies because they grow up before you know it” and (3) “And if my son is on the road teaching or doing a personal appearance, make sure that on Sunday, wherever he is, that he's in church somewhere.”