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Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's

Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's
Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's
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June 20, 2010
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Jan's Story spotlights younger-onset Alzheimer's

In the 1980s, Jan Chorlton was a promising television reporter. She began to have memory lapses when she was 40 and was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago, at 55. Her husband, CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen, has written Jan's Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer's about their experience with the disease.

Petersen is an award-winning TV journalist who has covered wars, the devastating Asian tsunami, the historic confrontation at Tiananmen Square and the unspeakable deaths in Rwanda. But as he writes in Jan's Story, he was not prepared for what happened to Jan.

Ten percent of the author's royalties are being contributed to the Alzheimer's Association.

For more information about Jan's Story:
Barry Petersen's Web site >>
CBS "Sunday Morning" story >>
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