Dr. Jim Ellison weighs in on the new film "Still Alice" and its portrayal of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease
By Jim Ellison, MD, MPH
Some five percent of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s show mental deterioration before age 65 and while Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared illnesses among our rapidly increasing aging population, newer research findings suggest that we may be thinking about “early onset” and “late onset” in the wrong way.
"Recent research into biomarkers leads us to the frightening realization that every case of Alzheimer’s disease is “early onset.” At first glance, this will seem an outrageous statement, but consider what we now know about this disorder. "
~Jim Ellison, MD, MPH