Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease chooses to live in the present
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October 14, 2015
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Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease chooses to live in the present
Doctors diagnosed Sandy Halperin with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, though he traces his symptoms back to 2008. Five years after his diagnosis, Halperin, a former Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisor, says he’s learning to live with whatever state his memory is in during a particular day.

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Lawyer walks to end Alzheimer’s in honor of his wife
Of the more than 5 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s, about 200,000 have the younger-onset form of the disease. Some of the individuals are diagnosed in their 30s, 40s or 50s. Bruce Friedman’s wife, Melinda, was one of them, and he participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to honor her.
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