Stalked by the fear that dementia is stalking you

Stalked by the fear that dementia is stalking you

Do I know I’m at risk for developing dementia? You bet.My father died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 72; my sister was felled by frontotemporal dementia at 58.And that’s not all: Two maternal uncles had Alzheimer’s, and my maternal grandfather may have had vascular dementia. (In his generation, it was called senility.)So what happens when I misplace a pair of eyeglasses or can’t remember the name of a movie I saw a week ago? “Now comes my turn with dementia,” I think.Then I talk myself down from that emotional cliff.Am I alone in this? Hardly. Many people, like me, who’ve watched this cruel ill...


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