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May 31st 2012:Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Five point 4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Not everyone who is diagnosed is a senior citizen. Are you having memory difficulties? Does Alzheimer’s run in your family? Do you or does someone you know have this debilitating disease? Listen to this program and then find our more information by contacting the guests or the Alzheimer’s Association at If you need to speak to someone, there is a toll-free 24/7 helpline which provides reliable information, resources, referrals, support groups, care consultation, education, safety services, and support in

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Michael Ellenbogin

Michael Ellenbogin is 53 years old. Before having to end his career he was in a high level position in the Information Technology field. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 49. He is married with one daughter. He now spends his time trying to increase awareness of this disease, and work to increase funding for research. He is in the final stages of writing a book outlining his experience with Alzheimer’s. Reach him at:
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Kathy Murray

Kathy Murray was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's disease three years ago at age 57. Her medical records indicate she expressed concern about her memory in 1989. She tried to find reasons for the memory decline and other cognitive issues for numerous years only to be told it was either stress, normal aging, or related to menopause or depression. After her diagnosis she actually felt some relief that the symptoms were not related to any of the prior diagnoses. She retired from banking as a Senior Vice President of Operations in 2005. She is married with 2 adult sons and 6 grandchildren. She is a member of both the Regional and National Alzheimer's Association as an Early-Stage Adviso
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David Weisman

Dr. David Weisman is a neurologist at Abington Neurological Associates in the greater Philadelphia area. He did his fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, and his internship at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Indiana. He is the treating physician for Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (YOAD) patients. To schedule an appointment call 215-957-9250
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