November 9th, 2016 by David Triplet

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.

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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.

What they have to say is something we all need to hear.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the video below.

If you want to donate or raise awareness, click here. People like these two sons need and deserve all the help they can get.

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April 24th, 2016 by David Triplet

When WWII veteran and former jazz band member Edward Hardy developed dementia at age 95, he went to a nearby senior home to live and receive care. Lonely and afraid, the only thing he wanted to do was play the piano like he did in the old days. But without his old mates, there was no chance of that happening.

That’s when a worker at the facility decided to advertise on the Internet for a few other musicians to jam with him. The response they received is unlike anything he ever expected.

With over 80 musicians responding from all over the U.K., many of them have expressed interest in continuing to play with Hardy in the months and years to come. There are even those getting ready for a reunion concert with the first individuals he jammed with here!

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