People With Alzheimer's Share The Memories They Hope To Never Forget

"I hope to never forget their names. And their faces."

More than five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. They will experience symptoms that cause problems with their memory, thoughts, and behavior that get worse over time. Becoming forgetful can be incredibly hard on both the person living with Alzheimer's and their loved ones

In an effort to help bring awareness to the disorder, Cut Video interviewed people ages 49 to 75 who live with Alzheimer's. 

The interviewees were asked to share one of their first memories, but many of them had a hard time thinking of one. 


"I was two or three at least," Lon Cole, 68, said. "I just wanted to take off. I just wanted to see the world. I made it about a half a block. That was my world at that time. I don't remember very much more."

Next, they were asked to share one of their last memories. 

"Where did I go this morning? What did I do this morning before we met? I don't remember," Bob Wellington, 75, admitted.

"What's one of your saddest memories?" the interviewer asked. 

Losing a loved one was the answer three participants gave.

Things got sillier when they were asked about their first kiss. 

"With my husband or someone else?" Frances Smersh, 49, laughed.

"I remember I snuck a kiss from a girl and she slapped me," Cole said.

Finally, the participants were asked to share the memories they hope to never forget. 

"I don't want to forget my children," Myriam Marquez, 68, said.

You can watch the whole video, and hear the rest of their answers to these questions, below:

For more information on Alzheimer's disease and ways to get involved, please check out the Alzheimer's Association.


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