In June of 2013 we lost my mother to Alzheimer's. Thirty years ago we lost my grandmother to the same disease. This is a remarkable video with a plea for people to raise awareness.
The Caregiver Resource Center was a big part of my life during the last several years of challenges with my mother's disease. Watching this short video, which has no real answers but does share some encouraging research, at least puts the problem into perspective as something that could be cured in the future.
So many of you are dealing with the challenges of dementia and Alzheimer's as caregivers. The Friendship Centers with the CRC and Living Room offer support in so many different ways, especially in reminding you that you're not alone. How wonderful would it be to see progress towards finding a cure for the disease in our lifetime? To see an end to the 114 years of no answers since Dr. Alois Alzheimer's first diagnosis is on so many of our wish lists!
From TED Talks:
More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well as a message of hope. “Alzheimer’s is a disease,” Cohen says, “and we can cure it.”