WATCH: Learning about early onset dementia
For Kathleen O’Brien it began with difficulty expressing herself clearly and transitioned to driving down Interstate-490 one day without any idea where she was going or why. O’Brien was in her mid-fifties at the time. Fast-forward about ten years, now she is living with early onset or early stage dementia. It’s a condition you would likely never expect a healthy individual working in the field of medicine to endure at such a young age. O’Brien shared her story with Need to Know in an effort to raise awareness and to let others on this journey know that they’re not alone.