Via a multi-sensory experience, loved ones and caregivers grasp what life is like for those struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

Sirens, children’s squeals and muttering voices fill the air. Flustered, Dave Legnosky fumbles to find and don a shirt. But his hands fail him, and the fabric edges escape his grasp as he struggles to remember his to-do list for the day.

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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