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Early-Onset Alzheimer's and Laura Mercer


Early-Onset Alzheimer's and Laura Mercer One morning almost three years ago, at the age of 46, Laura Mercer, a Charlotte Public Relations Executive, woke up and didn't know who she was. After multiple tests, she and her family learned that she has early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. The news has been life-changing for Laura's entire family and a story that is repeated, increasingly, around the country. Laura joins us, along with a panel of experts to tell her story. Guests Laura Mercer - Charlotte woman (former reporter and PR Executive) who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 46. Teresa Hoover - Senior Director of programs and family services, Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolinas Lynn Ivey - Founder of The Ivey adult day care Since this is an encore presentation, we won't be able to include your comments. Originally Aired: 9/21/2009 Laura Mercer's Blog Charlotte Observer | Memory's early departure (featuring Laura Mercer) Charlotte Observer | The word that robs us of our words, by Greg Mercer