OKLAHOMA CITY - We often think of Alzheimer's as a disease that only impacts the elderly, but people in their 50's, 40's, and even 30's can be diagnosed with the life-altering disease.
Early onset Alzheimer's is fairly unusual, but it impacts hundreds of Oklahomans.
When 55-year-old Ron Grant heard to word "Alzheimer's," he immediately thought "death sentence".
Grant, the Deparment of Corrections Chaplain, was devastated.
Ron was told, within 7 years he'd been dead or living in a nursing home.
While most believe Alzheimer's is an "old person" disease, 5 percent of those diagnosed are in their 40's and 50's.
Ron knows, there is no treatment or cure. So has chosen to accept his "sentence" and embrace every single day.