Apr
5
2011

• Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

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Each week, there are 1500 new cases of dementia in Australia. Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia, after heart disease and stroke. There are more than 16,000 people with younger onset dementia…that is people under the age of 65 years old.

Three years ago Melbourne couple Tony and Paul turned to a new chapter in their lives when Paul was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

Today on Word for Word we are joined by Dr Maree Farrow from Alzheimer’s Australia and also Tony and Paul who will share their story and insights into what it is like to live with, and have a partner with Alzheimer’s