Early onset dementia, diagnosis, younger people with dementia: Ann's story





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Published on Aug 15, 2011

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Ann, 56, is a media volunteer. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease five years ago.

"People don't understand dementia, they're scared of it. It still carries a stigma and that is wrong. I want to get rid of that fear,
" Ann.

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