More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness.
Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms.
While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother's struggles.