Now 94, Bennett is among the more than five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease. Experts predict those numbers will rise to epidemic proportions as those born between 1954 and 1964 enter their late 60s and 70s.
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Marc and Molly are a brother and sister who lost both parents to Alzheimer’s disease. They will share a fascinating, heartbreaking and deeply personal story about how their parents deaths were instrumental in transforming their personal and professional lives.
George Diaz recounts his personal experience of watching his mother decline due to Alzheimer’s, and provides resources for those currently providing care for someone battling this disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease has long tentacles. Learn how It has impacted the world of “This Is Us” actor Jon Huertas.
Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it.
Whether you’re 24, 42, 58 or 85, we’re all living through transitions. It’s a hallmark of life and one that can leave us feeling paralyzed and lost. Writer, journalist and advocate Maria Shriver wants everyone to know they’re capable of living meaningful, empowered lives, no matter how lost they may feel. Get her tips for finding the principles and practices to live life boldly.
The next 5-10 years may forever change the way we approach health care. Renowned physician Dr. David Agus explains why these are called the lucky years. He shares some of the exciting new research that is saving lives and changing lives.
When faced with daily — often hourly — demands on their time, emotions and finances, caregivers need to be able to get help and support, but they don’t always require full-time assistance or out-of-home resources. Enter: respite care.
While researchers focus on disease prevention, facilities across America are working to help families cope with their sudden caregiving needs — and showing that while Alzheimer’s can be devastating to everyone involved, there is always hope.
Nelson Dellis is the four-time USA memory champion, a mountaineer and Alzheimer’s disease activist. He shares the emotional story behind it all.
Former Boston Mayor and U.S. Ambassador Ray Flynn describes his most important role yet: searching for a cure for his grandson’s rare disease. He’s worked with popes, presidents, prime ministers and was good friends with two saints, and he says this is the most important work he’s ever done. Find out how you can help.
Joe Fraley says he’s always performed his songs for his mother, and when she started to show symptoms of her Alzheimer’s disease, he noticed that the music seemed to ease her pain. So he brings his guitar on visits to her now, and even when she doesn’t recognize him, she lights up when he starts strumming.