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Tracy & Jess: Accepting Early On-Set Alzheimer’s

Tracy And Jess is a story of two women diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. They are two of the estimated 500,000 people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

Listen as we get a sneak peek into this documentary and how Alzheimer’s was a hard diagnosis to accept. From being in denial despite noticing the changes, to covering up forgotten agendas, Alzheimer’s is never an easy pill to swallow. Let’s raise awareness of this debilitating disease!

Watch the 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.

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Allison Espiritu graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in journalism. For five years she worked as a reporter focused on local government, schools, and community news at a number of Washington publications such as the Seattle Times, Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, and Snoqualmie Valley Record. She began working at GreaterGood in 2012, progressing to the position of Web Content Program Manager.