The Doctors try to fight back tears as they react to the powerful images from Dr. Sears' Alzheimer's disease experiment.
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Dr. Lisa: Wow that was really moving. Dr. Jim: It’s hard to watch, and it was fake. Dr. Lisa: Yeah, experiment. And to think that one in 10 men are affected by this. Are you okay Jim? Dr. Jim: No I'm not. It’s weird. I mean it just really affects you to see what your loved one can go through. Dr. Lisa: Yeah, and one in six women are actually at risk. This can affect everybody you know. So it’s really important to know what they're going through and that was really -- Dr. Travis: That was one of the most powerful piece I have ever seen in this show, because in an instant you went from the Jim we know to someone who couldn’t do the task of daily living. Dr. Jim: I was depressed for several hours after doing that. Dr. Lisa: And you can see how physical illness can lead to a psychological one. Dr. Andrew: You it’s been a few years now since my mom passed away from Alzheimer’s and maybe I intentionally try to not think about it. I remember her as a vibrant, great person and she tried to fake it, but she couldn’t. And ultimately she forgot her name, she would try but she couldn’t do it and ultimately she died. Dr.Travis: I think what’s so powerful about your demonstration is I don’t know we understand dementia unless we see it taking place in someone who otherwise has their faculties.

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