Alzheimer’s at Age 59?

We’ve always thought of Alzheimer’s as a disease of the elderly.  But we’re now learning that’s not always the case.

Bravo for the courage of women’s college basketball coach, Pat Summit, to confront her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease head on and in the public eye.  She has a difficult journey ahead, but by bringing her diagnosis out into the open she, as well as we, benefit. She and her family can benefit from all there is to offer in terms of education, research, treatment and support. Her openness allows for early and effective life care planning going forward. We benefit from a new awareness that can hopefully bring about more research, treatments and support for families coping with the disease (www.alz.org).

For more information please contact Marsha Goodman

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