Aug 27, 2011

59 Year Old Living with Affects of Alzheimer's -- Treat Me Right

"I live my life as if I don't have it, there's a lot of frustration that comes with that"

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia and young-onset Alzheimer's is affecting more people at younger ages, and their families.

Ann Schoeler spends a lot of time running after her three-year-old granddaughter Riley. She also spends a lot of time researching the disease she was diagnosed with in December at the age of 59, called younger-onset Alzheimer's.

"Your brain is bringing forward information and wants you to speak, and you open your mouth and gobbledeygook comes out," says Schoeler.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room