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Brain5...For those with younger onset Alzheimer's disease (YOAD), the fact that brain disease would develop in someone who is not “old” makes the adjustment even harder. Many, in their 40s and 50s, are still raising children and are at the peaks of their careers. Younger onset Alzheimer’s, as well as other dementias that can strike people still in their prime, can be even more devastating than the traditionally developed dementia that presents symptoms in one’s older years. Considering that dementia at any age is devastating, it’s hard to place values on what is harder. However, the younger the person, the more years of normal life have been lost.

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