Many Pennsylvania residents can likely relate to at times feeling scattered or overwhelmed. Sleep deprivation and stress are often to blame for silly "mistakes" like putting the milk in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator or frantically looking for the car keys only to realize they are already in hand. When more troubling symptoms associated with memory loss and cognitive function persist, however, it may be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
An estimated 250,000 Americans suffer from the devastating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Categorized by a diagnosis of Alzheimer's prior to the age of 65, many people who are eventually diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's began noticing symptoms in their 40s and 50s.