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My husband, Cary Swanson, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease and Primary Progressive Aphasia. 

It started in February of 2017, when Cary started to have trouble pronouncing certain words, or finding the right word. It was only every once in a while. In March we started noticing it more often, and by May we knew something was wrong when it became even more frequent, and his speech slowed dramatically. His doctor diagnosed him with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). But we didn't know what was causing it. 

In June 2017 we spent a week with the best neurologists in the country at the Mayo Clinic, and they confirmed PPA (logopenic sub-type), and suspected Alzheimer's Disease. On August 1 they confirmed that his spinal tap test results showed Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Within 1 1/2 years, Cary completely lost his ability to speak.

We retired shortly after his diagnosis, and over the next 3 years, we focused on Cary's health and quality of life, spending as much time as we could with our family and friends, and traveling around the country.  

On September 22, 2020, Cary passed away peacefully at home.  He was an amazing husband, friend, father, and grandfather, and is missed terribly.

We appreciate your support and prayers!

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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