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Watch: 6 families coping with Alzheimer’s share their stories

Guests at the Sanders-Brown annual dinner

/ by UK HealthCare

Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect the person with the disease; it affects their family and friends, too. A new video from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging chronicles the emotional journey of the wives, sons, husbands and daughters whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Titled “Our Story,” the video debuted at the Sanders-Brown annual dinner celebration on April 13 and featured the stories of six families whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (Watch the video below!)

Our Story shows how Sanders-Brown helps patients and their family and friends cope with the financial, psychological and emotional impact of the disease – and how many of them are giving back by participating in research at Sanders-Brown.

“Kentucky is so fortunate to have [Sanders-Brown] right in its backyard,” said Jon Vaughn, chairman of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation. “It seemed right to focus on the Sanders-Brown research, education and clinical programs, and its profound impact on the people who suffer in Kentucky and beyond.”

About 70,000 Kentuckians suffer from the disease, and someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. Linda Van Eldik, PhD, director of the Sanders-Brown, reminded those in attendance that while there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Sanders-Brown is a world leader in efforts to find ways to slow down the disease process or cure it altogether.

In the end, however, Sanders-Brown’s mission isn’t just about numbers, test tubes or microscopes.

“It’s about patients and their families,” she said.

Watch “Our Story” below.

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    Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
    UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
    1030 S. Broadway
    Lexington, KY 40504
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