• People with Alzheimer's talk about memories they don't want to forget. (YouTube)Source: YouTube
A video to remind us that moments with loved ones need to be cherished.
By
Sarah Norton

15 Jun 2016 - 12:19 PM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2016 - 12:19 PM

Six people, aged 49 to 75, who were recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have been interviewed by Cut Video about their memories.

They share their earliest memories, saddest memories and what they really don’t want to forget revolved mostly around children and partners. The moments with family were the memories no one wanted to lose.

It's an emotional video, but one that sheds light on the illness with no current cure. 

In Australia there are more than 350,000 people living with dementia. That number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than five years according to Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia.

Dementia affects mental memory and reasoning and is caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It is the leading cause of disability in Australians over 65.

Alzheimer’s Australia says that the Federal Government will provide an additional $200 million for dementia research over the next five years, which will boost funding for that research sector to more than $60 million per annum.

For those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s, this video will resonate. For those who have been fortunate enough not to, this video will remind you that memories with your loved ones need to be cherished because you never know when you or someone you love may start losing them.

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