I do not want anyone to go through what my family went through in our struggle with Young Onset Alzheimer’s disease.
My mother was diagnosed with Young Onset when I was in college. At that time, we never talked about the disease – the public just was not aware of it. As a family, we did not discuss it with our extended family or friends. The isolation, loneliness, and fear this illness creates in a family can almost be overwhelming.
What I like to recall now is how incredibly generous my mother was, and how she was asked by friends and relatives for advice. I wish she was here to give me advice, and I wish she could have met my husband and children. No one deserves to be deprived of such a kind and life-affirming woman.
This is why I was inspired to become involved with finding cures for Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
– Jennifer Deal Rogers