Jul 01

Top 4 Questions about Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

By MD for Seniors

On June 28, Pat Summitt, the legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach, passed away at age 59 after living for five years with early-onset dementia. In a statement, Pat’s son Tyler said, “Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early-onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she’s faced.”

Upon learning the sad news of Pat’s death, many people now have questions about the meaning of the term “early-onset Alzheimer’s,” its symptoms, implications, and what we can do now to prevent or help reduce the risk of …read more

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