“You have Alzheimer’s…Come back in six months”

I sat in my office on a crisp, cold day in January listening to “Sally*”, a 70 year old woman who had just been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease over the holiday season.    Recently, Sally had some tests done, a couple of scans, and after the results came in her doctor simply said:  “You … Continue reading “You have Alzheimer’s…Come back in six months”

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Diagnosis…Hero!

As a Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, I’m most often confronted with families facing Alzheimer’s disease in its middle stages when there is a moderate change in a loved one’s abilities and questions arise regarding how to manage care.  As we at the Alzheimer’s Association strive to reach families earlier in their diagnosis to … Continue reading Diagnosis…Hero!