Dawn R. - No Hope


"My husband Jeff is 58 and was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease at 55. His disease has progressed very rapidly. He is now in the advanced stage. My husband was in the Bapinuzemab clinical trial. You can imagine our extreme sadness when we got the phone call saying the study had been cancelled. I literally wasn't able to even swallow I was so crushed. It was almost as bad as the day we got the diagnosis. We knew that the drug wasn't working for Jeff but we had hope that maybe, just maybe this drug would be the answer so our children or grandchildren would not have to die with this disease.  I had such high hopes that I would be able to tell our grandchildren that even though you never got to know your grandpa he participated in the drug that ended Alzheimer's. It is so difficult to hang on to any hope right now."

Tags: Spouses and Partners