19 September 2009

What it’s like to live with younger onset dementia

Young, fighting fit and facing genetic time bomb
The Age: 14 September 2009
Gary Lovell is only 46, and already feeling the early effects of a genetic time bomb that will rob him of his memory, and his life.

He has younger-onset Alzheimer's disease. The DNA test he took seven years ago revealed it was in his future. And last November the cognitive tests he has been doing every year confirmed what he had already suspected: his short-term memory is starting to go. … > full story

For further information visit Alzheimer’s Australia’s Younger Onset Dementia resource page, which includes the 2009 publications Younger Onset Dementia – A Practical Guide and In Their Own Words, a collection of stories.

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