Alzheimer's disease can affect anyone, and can take a toll on families and caregivers.
Learn More About the Families Featured in this PSA:
- Alzheimer's Disease: Family Stories
- The Impact of Alzheimer's Disease on the Family of Lisa Spikel and Kelli Magnarelli
- How Alzheimer's Disease Affected the Family of Grace Frisone
- Bob and Julia Sessions: Coping with Alzheimer's Disease
- Alicia Rodgriquez: In the Moment
- Tillie and Art Taylor: Their Battle with Alzheimer's Disease
- Lessons Learned: Photos Help Dad Remember
- Life Doesn't End After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's
- Joseph Menefee
Caregiver One: Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 58 years old. Eight years into the disease is when all the lights went out.
Young girl: For me it was heart-wrenching.
Caregiver Two: Looking into the eyes of someone with Alzheimer’s sometimes you just don't see the other person's soul — it's like gone.
Caregiver Three: And it takes a toll on everyone. I mean, it's a depressing disease to watch unfold before your eyes.
Caregiver Four: She actually thought those of us who were caring for her and loved her most were her worst enemies.
Caregiver Five: More and more responsibilities fall on my shoulders.
Caregiver One: This disease just ravages a family.
Caregiver Four: It changes your life.
Caregiver Six: The magnitude of it is indescribable. My mother taught me to be in the moment.
Caregiver Four: We have to live in the moment with them.
Caregiver Seven: And I'm going to be with that person, right now, in this moment, wherever she is.
Caregiver Four: Now is the moment, if we work together, we can stop this epidemic.
Caregiver Six: Contact BrightFocus and learn more.
This content was last updated on: Wednesday, January 22, 2014