Spotlighting Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Patients & Caregivers
Live call in show: Millions of Americans — and about 13,000 Vermonters — suffer from Alzheimer’s. It’s a progressive disease that destroys memory and other mental functions. It changes the lives not just of the people afflicted, but their family members as well. You might have a parent or grandparent with it. Or, perhaps, you’ve been diagnosed yourself.
This hour, we look a specific part of the Alzheimer’s experience — when younger people are diagnosed with what’s often thought of as an older person’s disease. We talk with a Vermonter who has early-onset, also known as younger-onset, Alzheimer’s about her diagnosis and her daughter who takes care of her. We also explore the barriers to receiving financial support for care, and learn how Vermonters with younger-onset Alzheimer’s are trying to connect with one another.
Broadcast live on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
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