Delaying dementia next best to a cure

From The Australian, 30 August 2008:
AT this stage of life, Jane and Michael d’Arbon should be looking forward to retirement, long holidays, seeing their four children set off to make their mark on the world, and watching the next stage of their life together take shape.
Instead, they’re giving interviews on the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease. They can’t make plans beyond the next 10 years, because Michael is unlikely to survive that long.
D’Arbon used to be a successful criminal barrister in Sydney, crossing swords with the best and worst of them. He loved his job, especially the camaraderie of fellow lawyers. But three years ago, at age 49, “that was shot to pieces”. A diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease ended his courtroom career. Read more.

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