Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Former Chesterfield Woman Writes Memoir
When Stefania Silvestri was 14 years old and living in Chesterfield, her father, who was 48 years old, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
At that time Silvestri, her mother, and two sisters became caregivers.
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. Her memoir is, “Beside the Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.”