Early Alzheimer's in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult children
Early-onset Alzheimer's disease strikes some people in their prime, when careers are at their height and the rewards of a lifetime's work at last seem within grasp. Young adult children can also find themselves thrown into the unfamiliar role of their parent's caregiver.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.