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Being Patient: Perspectives

How Families Can Help Their Loved Ones After an Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

People don’t expect that they’ll have to deal with Alzheimer’s in their 50s, but that is the reality for many families with loved ones who received an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis. We speak to Judy Johanson, a clinical research ambassador for Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. She cared for her late husband Steve after he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 59 years old. She provides advice for families caring for loved ones with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Being Patient Voices

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Robyn Soranson

During a scone-making class, she also had memories of when she used to bake. I feel joy in knowing she connected to her younger self through these activities.


Laura Smothers-Chu

His signs of MCI began three years before, when he could no longer balance his checkbook, or do our family’s taxes.


Geeta Iyer

In India, hiring help would be more affordable, but it would mean uprooting my life, selling my home and the not insignificant feat of relocating my father.


Michael Quayle

The question I get asked the most is, “how do you handle the fear that comes with a terminal illness?”


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