As someone who works in scientific research, I have personally witnessed the devastating impact of neurodegenerative diseases in patients and their families. 

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans, and 200,000 of these individuals are under the age of 65. Because of their young age, people living with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s are not eligible for support and service programs available to older Americans. This is a huge issue since patients with younger-onset Alzheimer’s face many challenges in their personal and work lives, and this is further intensified by financial problems. 

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