Still Alice shows us the challenging truth of early dementia

Sad reality: Julianne Moore stars in Still Alice, the story of one woman's battle with young onset Alzheimer's disease. Last week, I treated a 48-year-old woman who has her own business and two teenagers. She has had to give up her work and can no longer drive. She cannot remember appointments and has difficulty using her mobile phone. She can't remember many of the recent conversations she has had with her family and friends. After a number of investigations I diagnosed her with young onset Alzheimer's disease.The impact of dementia on our community has never been greater. Dementia is a medical condition, not a normal part of the ageing process, and clinical services for those living with the disease are sadly lacking
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