Stefania Silvestri http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Former Chesterfield Woman Writes Memoir http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/early-onset-alzheimers-disease-former-chesterfield-woman-writes-memoir <p>When <a href="http://www.stefania-silvestri.com/">Stefania Silvestri</a> was 14 years old and living in Chesterfield, her father, who was 48 years old, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.</p><p>At that time Silvestri, her mother, and two sisters became caregivers.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with Silvestri about her struggle at such a young age and how her father progressed into more severe forms of dementia.&nbsp; Her memoir is, “Beside the Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.”</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:01:04 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Former Chesterfield Woman Writes Memoir