1 in 3 seniors die of Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia in United States alone. An estimated 5.5 million people are affected with the disease today. And more than half of them are unaware of their condition. An estimated 700,000 people are expected to have died of Alzheimer’s or other dementia in 2016. Alzheimer's is the sixth largest cause of death in the United States. Today, Alzheimer’s is the number one feared disease- Americans dread this disease more than they dread cancer. Because every 66 seconds, a new case of Alzheimer's is developed in the US, And by 2050, it would go up to every 33 seconds.
Photographer Mark Edwards created a photo-series called 'Alzheimer's' after his mother June Edwards (photo) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Click here for more photographs in the series.