In 2011, legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. She continued to coach the Tennessee Volunteers for another season with support from her staff. While this seemed novel back then, Coach Summitt’s story is increasingly common today. Doctors are diagnosing dementia earlier and earlier. That means that many people—especially people with early-onset dementia—are trying to figure out how to manage their professional lives and their condition simultaneously. If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with dementia, you have options. Sometimes, you can manage your condition and workload—at least for a while. […]
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