Twenty years ago, at age 39, I began having memory and cognitive problems. My primary-care doctor and my neurologists said I was stressed and depressed. I also was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Ten years later, I received another diagnosis. Well, really two. One doctor said I had Alzheimer’s disease, and another thought it was semantic dementia.
"I Lived with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis for Years. But a Recent Test Says I May Not Have It After All." is from the October 29, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Ellenbogen and narrated by Sam Scholl.