- Doctors diagnosed Sandy Halperin with early onset Alzheimer's in 2010
- Around the globe, more than 46 million people live with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia
Stephanie Smith is the author of the digital write. Sandee LaMotte is the author of the videos. CNN photographers Bryan Kane and Oliver Janney also contributed to this story.
Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind -- a kind of neural film strip.