“I grieved for my dad the same day they told me I had Alzheimer’s”: the anticipated grief faced by some relatives of a person with the disease

  • Analia Llorente
  • BBC News World

Marcelo Salomone (left) and his father Roberto.

image source, Courtesy Marcelo Salomone

Marcelo Salomone likes to talk about the weather and anecdotes.

This 50-year-old Argentine is the eldest son of Roberto, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago.

Currently, more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide and there are almost 10 million new cases each year, according to data from the World Health Organization.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with between 60% and 70% of cases attributed to this disease.

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