60 Minutes viewers share struggles with Alzheimer's disease

On Sunday, Lesley Stahl reported on a groundbreaking study on Alzheimer's disease. Viewers responded with their own family stories of heartbreak

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease right now, Lesley Stahl reported on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, so it’s not surprising that family members of Alzheimer’s patients tuned in to hear about a groundbreaking study that’s giving people hope.

Lesley Stahl told 60 Minutes Overtime she was deeply affected by her interview with a family who watched their father fade away. Viewers watching our story said it left them with anxiety – and in tears:

Viewers shared remembrances of family members they lost to the disease: 

Families of Alzheimer’s patients also tweeted about the challenge of caring for relatives as they lose their sense of who they are, and whom they love: