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Everyone has a senior moment now and then.
-- misplaced your keys of forget someone's name but how do you know if it's something more serious one man follow his -- things.
And -- doctors because he knew his memory loss was not at all.
Electronics used to be Michael -- and Bogans life.
It would take it would stereo equipment and various technologies for work and for fun now there are days that he struggles to use a computer.
The frustrating part for me as I used to being.
The -- tech manager for a large.
Corporation for computers and everything that's frustrating sometimes it really.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- The 53 year old husband and father as early onset alzheimer's disease.
The condition affects people under the age of 654%.
Of the five point four million people with alzheimer's at this time.
By and large the predominant symptoms at the same store memory impairment and interferes with every day act.
And Michael's -- at the start when he was just 39.
He forgot his employees' names important information from meetings would escape him.
And he would miss appointments.
Doctors told me was stressed out and depressed he seemed normal to me and I -- keep telling them -- forget thanks to sometimes.
And he -- know something's wrong I'm telling you something's wrong.
Michael continued to deteriorate he couldn't recall the name of the president of the United States when asked.
And couldn't do simple math calculations.
So -- who is in -- suggests that a pet scan which confirmed Michael's condition.
It felt great to -- and say that I'm not going crazy something was really physically happening -- But I guess the more I fanned out and did the research and what alzheimer's really meant that there was no cure that I was gonna die.
I gotta tell you that was scary.
Specialists like doctor James Galvin from and why you -- medical center in New York City.
Treat early onset alzheimer's disease the same as with late onset patients.
Early detection is key.
The prognosis is this is a degenerative disease.
So it will decline over time with medication we can help to stabilize.
Those memory changes and then when they do change they progressed at a slower rate -- if we did nothing at all.
Michael -- charity have been married for thirty years and dated since they were thirteen and sixteen.
Michael almost took care of the finances and plans -- family vacations.
Now the roles are reversed.
Although Michael is articulate -- pretty put together.
There are days his wife has to repeat herself several times and explain things over and over.
That's hard when you.
You playing your whole life for retirement while you're gonna do know when you retire and then to realize that your retirement years you're gonna be much different than you planned.
Well I wanna get married one day and want him to walk me Donna I don't and and 100 family thing I want my kids to me this -- -- The grandfather.
Michael hopes to make it to those milestones and find a cure for the disease he says carries a stigma.
He spends his days at the -- I wanna see CEOs I wanna see the biggest stars out there come to me in -- -- me.
So we can store getting the word out.
Michael takes medication to help improve his cognitive abilities is also enroll.
And a clinical trial for an experimental drug that may delay the progression of the disease.
For more information had to connect with head and go to Michael -- -- movement dot com I'm Dr.
Manny Fox News.