As a high-powered lawyer at the top of her game, Evelyne had always been efficient, authoritative and in control.
But when she reached 60, she reluctantly began to accept that her mind wasn’t as sharp as it once had been.
She found herself increasingly confounded by a nagging sense of confusion and exhaustion — and started second-guessing some of her decisions.
But when Evelyne found herself going completely blank in the middle of an important presentation, she knew something was very wrong.
Evelyne is typical of the thousands of patients we have seen over the course of the 20 years we have spent studying Alzheimer’s disease.
As a neurologist husband-and-wife team, together we run the prestigious Memory and Ageing Centre at Loma Linda University in California — a hospital that is dedicated to cutting-edge research into the condition.