On Wednesday, October 22 the Alzheimer's Association is starting a call-in support group for siblings of people with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Sometimes called "young onset," this type of Alzheimer's occurs in people under age 65 - sometimes as young as 35. As awareness increases and diagnosis improves, increasingly more people are realizing that they are at risk for what is a fatal disease.
Dr. Richard Mayeux of Columbia University Medical Center has conducted research exploring the genetic component of Alzheimer's disease. At the October 22 event he will talk about genetics and risk of Alzheimer's disease and his work with siblings of people with young onset Alzheimer's.
To participate in the call-in, call the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900 to reserve a space and receive the toll-free number and a pass code to call in to the talk.