What Is Younger Onset Alzheimer’s?

David A. Bennett

No matter the age, Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. When someone is young, however, it brings a unique set of challenges:

  • People with YOAD might have to stop working before financially or emotionally ready
  • Isolation and depression are common
  • Children might still live at home
  • Family dynamics change greatly
  • Family members are often juggling work, school, family and social responsibilities
  • It is difficult to give up driving at a young age