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Introducing Carol’s story

Watch an introduction to the story of someone with familial Alzheimer’s disease.
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We met in 1976 and got married in 1979. So 36 years we’ve been married. We have two grownup children now, Emily was born in 1981 and John in 1985. And we both have had occupations where we’ve been based at home, so we’ve often been busy, we’ve been committed, we’ve had vocational occupations which has demanded a lot of time and mutual support. Carol was originally a teacher; she trained as a teacher and when we first met she was a teacher. But that changed significantly with the family involvement with Alzheimer’s. Changed about 1985, 1986.
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She had the young children, left work to look after the children until they were at school, but by the time she was due to come back, we discovered the family business, as it’s called. And she felt at that stage she wanted to work, supporting and raising the profile of Alzheimer’s.

Watch Carol’s husband, Stuart, as he describes life with Carol and starts to explain how her fAD diagnosis has affected them.

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease could be inherited? What do you think the effect of having an inherited form of dementia in the family could be?

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