Kenny Ede, 58, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in his early 50's. As many as 200,000 people in the US have early-onset Alzheimer's, and doctors still don’t know why many people get it. When Kenny’s disease reached the point that he could no longer feed or clothe himself his wife of 34 years, Julie, decided to move him to Franklin Manor, a home specializing in caring for people with memory loss. They go out together often, though. Julie knew what flavor Kenny would want as soon as they entered the shop. "Praline Pecan?" she asked. "Yup", he said, in a moment of pure clarity. "I knew it", she replied. Kenny often has trouble feeding himself. He has issues with hand eye coordination, and sometimes hallucinates that this fingers are people. His issues with eating and drinking were another reason Julie wanted him to live in a home. Julie does have some guilt about moving Kenny to the home, even though she knows it is best for both of them. When she leaves, sometimes Kenny asks her things like "So, we gonna get a beer now?". She responds jokingly, saying, "You guilt tripping me, Kenny?" but it is hard for her. Julie's animals are an important part of her life. She has two cats and one dog. Even though she loves to complain about their attitude and the mess they make, she loves them and takes wonderful care of them. Kenny and Julie met when Julie was just sixteen. They got married when she was eighteen and haven't had any children. Both can easily reminisce about when they first met. Julie sometimes feels the house is too big for her without Kenny there. Sometimes she sleeps in their bed (pictured here) and sometimes in the guest bedroom down the hall. Julie visits Kenny almost every day, so she is often greeted by many of the other patients who live in the center. Leaving Kenny is often the hardest part. "The only blessing of this disease is the fact that it is harder on the caregiver than the person with the disease. He is going to forget that he was sad that I left".