According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, in 2018, 5.7 million Americans have lived with Alzheimer’s. * My mom, Jennie was one of the people who suffered with Alzheimer’s for 19 years. According to my calculations, I was 16-years-old when she started to show symptoms of memory loss. As a teenager, I would get so impatient with her asking me the same question over and over. At this time, mid-seventies, little was known about this disease and the computer information age had yet to arrive so we had no idea what was causing her forgetfulness. As you see by the stats, this tragic disease effects families every day as they helplessly watch their loved one’s mind deteriorate. They feel frustrated and sad that there is no way to stop the hopeless death spiral of a mind that was once active and whole.