The Psychological Toll of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

In the meantime, Carbo, now 55, said she plans to continue her work with the Alzheimer's Association and do things she's always enjoyed, like reading and socializing with friends.

While these activities can present challenges Carbo -- for example, she sometimes experiences difficulty maintaining her attention during a conversation in a restaurant -- they have helped her deal with her depression.

Today, she no longer sees her therapist.

"I had a little bit of a pity party and it was time to move on," she said.

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