Sad! Elderly man visits his lifelong friend who doesn't remember him because of Alzheimer's disease

Sad! Elderly man visits his lifelong friend who doesn't remember him because of Alzheimer's disease

- September 21 was World Alzheimer's day

- It affects a patient's memory, especially among older people

- An elderly Kenyan man regularly visits his friend who doesn't remember him

An elderly Kenyan man regularly visits his lifelong friend who however doesn't remember him because he has Alzheimer's disease.

Nevertheless, the man faithfully visits his friend at his home in Mkwiro island along the Kenyan coast.

BBC photographer Leah Beach shared photos of the two friends, whose names have been withheld.

The man in the foreground visits his friend who can't remember him. Photo: BBC/Leah Beach

The man in the foreground visits his friend who can't remember him. Photo: BBC/Leah Beach

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia that causes sufferers to lose their memory.

It affects people of all ages, but most commonly older people.

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Alzheimer's disease causes memory loss. Photo: BBC/Leah Beach

Alzheimer's disease causes memory loss. Photo: BBC/Leah Beach

The Alzheimer's Society says more than 45 million people around the world have the condition.

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The elderly man's case was profiled as part of events to mark World Alzheimer's Day on September 21.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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