Dear Candid Caregiver: Six months ago, at age 56, my husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. While we aren’t in denial about all of the tough times ahead, my husband has a well-informed doctor who is trying to steer us away from all of the negative dialogue that exists about the “horror” of Alzheimer’s. He’s even started us with some helpful online groups that are focusing on living well with dementia. As you can imagine, though, even with that type of support, staying in the right frame of mind takes resolution and constant work.
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