When 62 year old Bill Wood turned to his wife at the funeral of a family member and asked, “Who are all these people?” she knew something was terribly wrong. Alzheimer’s Disease had struck the witty and dapper former newspaper editor early. His wife Carol Wood (University of Virginia) describes her daily challenges as she cares for her accomplished husband. Steven DeKosky, dean of the UVA medical school, is an international expert in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease research. He has seen first hand the toll Alzheimer’s has taken on Carol and Bill and the grace with which they have responded. DeKosky discusses the latest research on the disease.