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  • You told me your name, but I forgot it.

  • It's Crystal.

  • I know, but I will forget it.

  • Justin, you go ahead.

  • Hi, I'm Justin.

  • Hi, Justin, nice to meet you!

  • My name is Miriam.

  • Hello.

  • Do you know how old I am?

  • Uh, 28?

  • Oh, 28, oh, I wish!

  • How old do you think I am?

  • Uh, 80?

  • Oh. (laughs)

  • From 28 to 80?

  • Sorry.

  • What do you do at home?

  • Well, I'm retired, but I used to be a lawyer.

  • About seven years ago,

  • I began to forget things.

  • I forget, like, everything.

  • You forget everything?

  • Oh, my.

  • I've got Alzheimer's, have you heard of Alzheimer's?

  • No.

  • Alzheimer's is a disease.

  • Is it contagious?

  • No.

  • Can you die from it?

  • Yes.

  • Oh.

  • Yes, what's happening in my brain

  • is that my brain cells are dying.

  • Do you know what genetics is?

  • It's like, it's your genes, you know,

  • and so, um, I forgot where I was going.

  • Genetics, I forgot what I was going to say.

  • Oh, what's that, it's that thing

  • that goes around eating things?

  • Oh, you mean Pac-Man?

  • Pac-Man, yes.

  • Well, there's a Pac-Man in my brain,

  • going around eating my brain.

  • Yeah!

  • And there's nothing right now that can stop it.

  • Maybe you could just create a ghost in your brain,

  • and then eat Pac-Man and go bye-bye,

  • and then the ghost goes away.

  • Sure, absolutely, why not?

  • Do you ever forget things?

  • When I put the remote down and go to get something,

  • when I come back in the room, I forgot where the remote was.

  • Have to search the entire room.

  • My dad is kinda like that, when my mom asks him

  • to do something, he doesn't do it.

  • Every single time, and he always says,

  • I forgot, I forgot, I forgot.

  • I forgot, I forgot, I forgot.

  • I forgot, I forgot, I forgot.

  • What else do you forget?

  • How old I am, sometimes I think I'm six.

  • I create a system.

  • I've got a Google calendar on my laptop,

  • and on my cell phone.

  • My calendar is basically substituting for my brain

  • because my brain isn't working.

  • Have you heard, you know what Alzheimer's is?

  • Yeah, you said that earlier.

  • Ah, yes.

  • It's okay.

  • It's okay.

  • You know, I'm 70 years old,

  • but I'm becoming... - Wait, you're old?

  • I'm, yeah, but I'm going to be becoming a baby

  • because I'm going to forget how to eat,

  • I'm going to forget how to do things.

  • A couple of days ago, I didn't know where I was.

  • It took like five minutes for me

  • to figure out where I was in my apartment.

  • What would you do if you got lost?

  • There's a trail right by our house.

  • - That trail could go anywhere, Justin. - No!

  • - No, not follow the trail. - If there was two!

  • - If he goes along to the trail,

  • - I don't go onto the trail.

  • - I would just... - Pass our neighbor's house.

  • Then a left... - Okay, okay.

  • - Okay, I'm confused.

  • - Whoa, whoa, whoa, I would just rest.

  • I am totally confused.

  • Okay, um, what was I saying?

  • You know what's happening with me right now?

  • It's called sundowning.

  • And sundowning is when somebody who's got Alzheimer's

  • has a difficult time remembering and following,

  • and so that's what's happening to me right now.

  • Does someone take care of you?

  • No, no.

  • I live alone.

  • But I've got a lot of friends who check up on me.

  • Yeah, me, too.

  • I have such, so so so many friends,

  • I can only remember a few of their names.

  • Oh, I can't remember names.

  • Sometimes I get sad.

  • But not often.

  • I don't know.

  • But I try not to get upset because getting upset

  • just makes it worse, and so...

  • I have hope that there's going to be a cure

  • to stop Alzheimer's.

  • Stop!

  • Oh.

  • Come here.

  • (clapping)

  • Hello, guys.

  • Thank you so much for watching.

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  • Thanks.

  • Buh-bye.

  • (upbeat music)

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