As baby boomers age, they bring with them a population explosion unseen in modern times. The numbers alone indicate that Orange County will see an influx of issues we have never faced before. And coping with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia tops the list. At last count, 11.7 percent of Orange County residents age 65 and older are afflicted, as Orange County Healthy Aging Initiative reports, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease is the fifth leading cause of death in California. The impact of this disease is staggering, as family members have come to understand all too well. That’s why people like philanthropist Keith Swayne and researchers at UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) are working to ensure our community has the necessary tools and support to maximize the quality of life for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families.