By Kristin Murdock
Alzheimer’s disease researchers predict cases will quadruple by 2050 to more than 100 million – or 1 in 85 people will have the disease worldwide. These estimates were released this month at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia in Washington, D.C.
The baby boomer generation is caring for their aging parents, while finding they are also being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. That’s the case for a Nitro, West Virginia couple; Brenda and Kenneth Haydon. Brenda takes care of her husband and her mother. They were recently featured in Newsweek for their struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Kristin Murdock sat down with The Haydons and brings us their story. She produced this story as part of our series, Aging with Grace and Dignity.