Newsday, a daily newspaper covering Long Island, NY, recently kicked off a series that chronicles the day-to-day lives of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, taking a real hard look at the physical, emotional and financial toll of the brain disorder. Entitled “Alzheimer’s: The love and the heartbreak,” the series was developed over more than two years of observing and talking with the families.
The families include that of Michael Henley of Westbury, NY, who was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 36. Henley’s daughter, Courtney, was the second runner-up in AFA Teens college scholarship competition this year and wrote about the impact of her dad’s disease in her scholarship essay.
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