Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease presents its own, unique set of challenges. Here, we hear the story of Bill Holmstrom, a 47-year-old former firefighter who is coping with this unusual diagnosis.
Watch the touching video below.
An Alzheimers diagnosis is heartbreaking and deeply frightening, hitting us with the realization that our minds are going to be affected and the inevitable outcome is death – because Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately deadly. Adding to the frustration is the fact that we don’t understand it and cannot cure it. There is only one solution: research. Each new breakthrough with this disease brings us closer to prevention, treatment, and with patience and perseverance, a cure. Learn how you can help us accomplish this goal! Click here to help.
Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.
This cannot continue! You can help America’s Alzheimer’s patients by signing our petition demanding Medicare step up and cover 100% of long-term care for any person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias whose doctor has recommended it.