The number of people living with Alzheimer's in the US is expected to reach record highs in the coming years.
CBS Chief Correspondent Jon Lapook will cast an unprecedented look at the effects of the disease on patients and caregivers this weekend at "60 minutes."
Ten years ago, Lapook began documenting the progression of Alzheimer's disease in the minds of Carol Daly.
In the beginning, Carol lovingly remembered her favorite movie stars.
In 2008, she knows him and says, "He's so handsome." A few years later, she does not know who Clark Gable is, "Lapook said.
And when Carol was asked if she remembered her husband's name, Carol shook her head # 1
"The caregiver will often die from the person having the disease," Lapook said.
Lapook encourages people to watch his "60 Minutes" segment this weekend because he believes families need to talk about end-of-life care before it's too late.
The segment shows the story of a couple dealing with the disease that millions of other families have to deal with over the next few years
"They see this decline, and it's only heartbreaking," said Lapook.
Lapook hopes the couple's story will inspire others to be proactive.
Lapook's stork on Mike and Car ol will be flying on "60 minutes" on this Sunday evening at 19 o'clock on WINK TV.