SPECIAL SERIES: Under 60 and Living With Dementia
When a 48 year-old loving mother and wife began to act strangely, turning hostile, her husband blamed hormonal changes or depression. But for this family, the cause was much more sinister.
Next Avenue is developing a series of blogs based on one family’s experience with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the most common form of brain wasting that strikes people under age 60.
The author, Dan Browning, spent years as an investigative reporter and now covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. His wife, Liz Cummings Browning, is an accomplished musician and was diagnosed with the disease at age 50. Prior to her diagnosis, her family struggled, not understanding why she seemed suddenly hostile to them.
This highly personal series taps into the universal experience of discovering, then dealing with, a dementia diagnosis in the family.
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