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Dementia Diagnosis: When Do You Go Public?

February 20, 2019

From the nextavenue website

Sharing a dementia diagnosis is a challenge facing thousands of Americans.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200,000 Americans have the early onset variation, meaning that, like Rivard, they are 65 or younger. Another 5.7 million older Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

In her career, Dr. Sujatha Hamilton has shouldered the poignant responsibility of delivering dementia diagnoses to hundreds of her patients. While their symptoms vary, she has observed a universal response to the confirmation of the disease.

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