Postcard From Sacramento: Alzheimer’s ‘Looks Like Me, It Looks Like You’

(By Ana B. Ibarra for Kaiser Health News)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Until last year, Jackie Coleman was a disability rights lawyer — a good one, too.

“I was an excellent attorney,” recalled the 63-year-old Rancho Cordova, Calif., resident who loved her job and was proud of the work she did.

But a little over a year ago, she started to forget appointments and details from meetings, and began to depend heavily on her secretary. Then she started making mistakes. Ultimately, one got her fired. Continue reading article here…

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