I was relatively young when my grandpa (Poppop) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and even when he passed away, I'm not sure that I knew that much about Alzheimer's as a whole. In college I did a few different projects and reports on Alzheimer's where I learned the science behind all of it. I learned about amyloids and plaque formation, but it wasn't until I started working with the Alzheimer's Association that I realized the impact that Alzheimer's really has. I didn't know that there are more than 5 million families just in the US that are going through the same thing we did every single day. Almost 16 million people care for their family members like some of my family did. Working here, I've seen how Alzheimer's changes lives of so many people, and I feel lucky that I get to go to work every day trying to stop something so awful.