RALEIGH, N.C. — Carrie Knowles knows the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease all too well.  The North Carolina writer’s mother faced the disease head on.  But it impacted much more than just her mother, it changed and challenged the entire family. The disease takes the lives of a staggering number of people each year, but unfortunately, quite often people live with the disease for well over a decade.

Knowles wrote about her familiy’s journey in her updated book, The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzeheimer’s, where she also focuses on the importance of early detection and families being aware of the symptoms.  If you would like to order her book, you can purchase it on Amazon.