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article imageMom with Alzheimer's recognizes daughter for a moment

By Owen Weldon     Sep 3, 2014 in Lifestyle
A video showing a mother with Alzheimer's Disease has surfaced, and it shows her recognizing her own daughter for a moment.
Kelly Gunderson, from Georgia, has been taking care of her mother, 87-year-old Daphne Tresher, who has Alzheimer's Disease. Gunderson has been creating videos with her mom, so she could document the experience of taking care of someone with the disease.
According to People, Gunderson was recently filming herself with her mother, and at first she seemed confused as to who Gunderson was. However, she eventually told Gunderson that she knew who she was, after she was asked. She also asked her "Didn't I name you Kelly? Well, I love you, Kelly."
The video was posted on Friday, and since then it has been viewed more than three-million times.
Alzheimer's Disease affects more than 5 million people in America, and every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops it. When it comes to leading cause of death in America, it ranks number six and around half a million people die each year due to the disease. About 1 in 3 seniors die with the disease or due to another dementia. As of now there is no cure for the disease.
Below is a video that contains more facts about the disease.
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