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Show #86: Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Show #86: 



Sylvia Fiano, one of the most courageous people that I have the pleasure of calling a friend, was my guest this morning. Sylvia was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 49. She was an RN working on a hospital floor when she noticed that things were not quite right. Sylvia took herself off of floor duty, and after her diagnosis, retired. However, she has not suffered in silence. Sylvia is a champion for the cause of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. She paints, she fund raises, and she is a spokesperson and advocate for those living with this disease that robs those afflicted of their personhood.

Teresa Hoover, a Gerontology Masters candidate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte joined us in studio as well. Teresa has been friends with Sylvia for years now, and Teresa is an advocate for those living with Alzheimer’s and a friend to all who love and care for our senior adults and those in need, whatever the reason.

This show is a wonderful first person account of life as an Alzheimer’s Disease individual; the early signs, the worry and fear, and the courage to live life to the fullest. Sit back, listen , and enjoy the wonderful continuing story of my good friend, Sylvia Fiano.

Contact Sylvia Fiano at

-thnx, david