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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