Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia, affects over 5 million Americans today. Mostly, it develops in much older adults, causing progressively worsening memory loss, cognitive and physical impairment, and eventually death. In fact, it ranks as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There is still no known cure for Alzheimer's, and most diagnoses are made well into the disease's progression, as its early signs are commonly mistaken for "signs of aging."
Many families struggle to cope with having to face a loved one who has lost memory of who they are and who their family members are. Some would even give up on trying to make their sick loved one remember. For Kelly Gunderson, however, the precious few moments her mother recognizes her are worth the effort of making her remember.
Kelly from Georgia is the woman behind a recently posted YouTube video that went viral, having garnered nearly 2.5 million views since it posted online on August 29. It is a short video, barely 2 minutes long, that features Kelly laying next to her 87-year-old mother who has Alzheimer's Disease.
The heart-warming video starts off with Kelly exchanging p