Dealing with young-onset dementia

Few programs are available for young-onset patients who develop dementia at a younger age, PEIMA makesa difference.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
June 7, 2018 16:17
Batya Krauss, head of the PEIMA program together with members of the group, who have prepared their

Batya Krauss, head of the PEIMA program together with members of the group, who have prepared their food for breakfas. (photo credit: NAOMI AZIZ)

 
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'To get old with Alzheimer’s disease is normal. It might be difficult and painful and unpleasant, but it is not unexpected. But to get it at a young age – there is nothing normal about it.”

Few people are as well-qualified to make the above assessment as Batya Krauss, leader of a daycare program (in Hebrew) for victims of young-onset dementia at the Jerusalem headquarters of Melabev, an organization that provides a range of services for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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