Imagine you tell your 55-year-old mom you’re going to get married and she’s too disorganized to help you with the wedding preparations. Or you put your kids on the bus to elementary school and the 57-year-old driver forgets the route.
These are real scenarios, drawn from my clinical work with patients who have young-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
This is the other face of dementia — no white hair or wrinkles. And it is relatively common. Approximately five percent of Alzheimer’s patients are younger than 65.