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Post Women's basketball coach DX'd with EOAD
This is an incredible news story about the women's basketball coach at the Univ of TN who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease (EOAD) in May at Mayo Rochester. She will continue as the coach though responsibility for calling plays during games will be distributed to others. ... story.html

Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:27 pm

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Post Re: Women's basketball coach DX'd with EOAD
as this is a local story….for me…watching it….

I think her national exposure can a be a great thing for people like me….

if she can hold it together for awhile and be somewhat productive….

if her handlers handle her well…..

then it could help early onsetters lead more productive lives for longer….

on the other hand…if it goes badly…..

it could help early onsetters get more help sooner…..

so….what I think….however it goes…..shining the sun on this should be good….

I think most of the pain for the early onsetter is in darkness, in hiding, in fear, in losing control all at once….

so…maybe she will have a controlled descent….hopefully those on the ropes will be gentle….

Craig - Patient - Male - 56 years old - Lewy Bodies diagnosed on March 23, 2011 - cognitive disorder NOS dx 2007 - RBD REM dx 2007 issues for 20+ years - intention tremor 1974 - other issues many years

Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:58 pm

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Post Re: Women's basketball coach DX'd with EOAD
This article really hit home with me. In addition to my moms LBD, my cousin Mark was diagnosed with EOAD two years ago at age 56. Watching his struggle and the love and support of his wife and children humbles me.

Ellen 60, caregiver for mom Marion 82, dx LBD Feb 2011 died April 11, 2015

Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:14 pm
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