Wedesnday marks the 18th annual World Alzheimer's Day. But nearly 95,000 Minnesotans struggle with Alzheimer's disease every day. A new memoir out this year from Minnesota poet Nancy Paddock examines the emotional toll the disease can take on a family.
"A Song at Twilight: Of Alzheimer's and Love" is the heart-wrenching account of Paddock's parents' nearly decade-long descent into dementia as first her mother and then her father succumbed to the disease. Paddock's parents died within days of each other. She spoke about the book with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.