Brian S. - Dementia at Age 32
My sister who was 32 and the mother of two beautiful girls was diagnosed with dementia at age 32. All of the doctors diagnosed her her with depression at first. I am a nurse and no my sister and would tell them it was not depression. After my tests, the found she had frontal temporal lobe dementia. Doctors don't look for it in young people because it is considered a old persons disease. Nursing homes would not take her because they said they didn't know what to do with her. She passed away at age 36 on 11/25/12, almost a year ago. I have raised over $23k over the last three years for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. I am trying to spread awareness that this disease also affects youngster people as well, so they can get the help and support they need. You can contact me to join my walk next year by looking me up on FB under Brian Sciarabba or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.