A support program for those living with younger onset Alzheimer's Disease
From the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Those with younger onset Alzheimer's disease (also called early onset Alzheimer's disease) are diagnosed by the age of 65.
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease under the age of 65 can be lonely. The person is often at an age when living with Alzheimer's disease is unexpected and it can be difficult to meet others who are going through the same experience.
That is why Without Warning began.
"I try to be a strong person because I am a strong person, but some days you just don’t know where you are, not just in the spot, but where you are in the whole world.”
Marty, person with younger onset Alzheimer's disease and founding member of Without Warning
From the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Without Warning began as Chicago-based support program for families living with younger onset Alzheimer's disease. Since April of 2004, people with dementia, their family members, friends, and healthcare staff gathered for in-person meetings and social events.
Since March of 2020 all meetings have moved to a Zoom format. With the use of online meetings, our reach is far beyond Chicago and people are joining from across the country.
If you or someone in your family has younger onset Alzheimer's disease, contact WithoutWarning@rush.edu for information.