What if you couldn’t remember what you never wanted to forget?

Alzheimers patients talk about the memories they never want to forget in this moving videoScreenshot/YouTube
Social Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 13:10

Think about your saddest memory. Now, think about your fondest memory. What would happen if you couldn’t help but forget them?

Cut Video spoke to six people, all aged between 49 and 75 who have Alzheimer’s. They were all diagnosed within six years of when the video was published on YouTube.

The video shows their struggle as they try to remember their first memory, their joy as they describe their first kiss and their fear of forgetting people and moments they always want to cherish.

Watch it here.

 

 

Alzheimer’s is progressive disease which degenerates brain cells and over time, causes loss of memory, cognition, communication and even dementia.

According to Alzheimer’s Association, more than 4 million people in India have some form of dementia and worldwide, Alzheimer’s is dementia’s most common form.

Here’s how the disease progresses inside the brain.

 

 

While a majority of people who contact Alzheimer’s are aged above 65, that the disease can only affect old people is a myth. Its onset can begin as early as 30 to 40 years of age.  

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