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An Alzheimer's Journal, Part 1

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An Alzheimer's Journal, Part 1

An Alzheimer's Journal, Part 1

An Alzheimer's Journal, Part 1

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Noah talks with Tom DeBaggio, his wife Joyce and son Francesco, about Tom's early onset of Alzheimer's disease. This type of Alzheimer's strikes people between the ages of 30 and 60 and progresses more rapidly than another type found among the elderly. DeBaggio and his family run an herb farm. He says he noticed memory lapses about a year ago when he had trouble naming plants he had been selling for 25 years.

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