Many of my patients fear developing Alzheimer’s disease, particularly if they’ve witnessed a loved one’s decline. I know this all too well.

My aunt was diagnosed with late-stage Alzheimer’s in early 2016. By summer, she barely knew who we were. By the end of that year, she had lost her memory, and her ability to speak and interact with the world.

No amount of medical training had prepared me for this.

A common concern

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