That reminds me of one of my favorite exchanges from the Andy Griffith Show, where Barney was frightened away from a "haunted house." ANDY: "Now calm down, Barney. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." BARNEY: "Well that’s what I got. Fear itself!" Anyway, while I am deathly afraid of spiders, Misfit Toy's fear of Alzheimer's mirrors my own. The idea of losing my memory, of losing my self, my identity, absolutely terrifies me beyond measure.