Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease | KCET
Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease
Most people think Alzheimer's is a disease that only affects older adults, but that's not always true. When this disease strikes before the age of 65, it's considered 'younger onset' Alzheimer's. Today, more than 250,000 individuals in the United States are living with Younger Onset Alzheimer's disease. The harsh reality is that living with Younger Onset Alzheimer's can be a lonely and isolating experience and although there are many resources available for those with Alzheimer's, very little information is available for those affected by this form of the disease. Hosted by Dan Gasby and his wife B. Smith, a former supermodel, celebrity chef and lifestyle maven who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's at the age of 62, "Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease" takes an in-depth look at the particulars of this disease, and provides information to help understand and educate viewers about the effects and its impact. The hour-long documentary features nine families from a variety of backgrounds who share their stories and common experiences, from loneliness and isolation, to the adjustments, and finally, to the healing power of community.
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Most people think Alzheimer's is a disease that only affects older adults, but that's not always true. When this disease strikes before the age of 65, it's considered 'younger onset' Alzheimer's.
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