Early onset Alzheimer’s impacts hundreds of Oklahomans

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OKLAHOMA CITY - We often think of Alzheimer's as a disease that only impacts the elderly, but people in their 50's, 40's, and even 30's can be diagnosed with the life-altering disease.

Early onset Alzheimer's is fairly unusual, but it impacts hundreds of Oklahomans.

When 55-year-old Ron Grant heard to word "Alzheimer's," he immediately thought "death sentence".

Grant, the Deparment of Corrections Chaplain, was devastated.

Ron was told, within 7 years he'd been dead or living in a nursing home.

While most believe Alzheimer's is an "old person" disease, 5 percent of those diagnosed are in their 40's and 50's.

Ron knows, there is no treatment or cure. So has chosen to accept his "sentence" and embrace every single day.

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