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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who thinks of Alzheimer's in someone so young?

by Kathleen Fackelmann, USA TODAY

Patty Smith was a top sales consultant for BB&T bank in Washington, D.C., when suddenly, at age 49, her performance took a dive. She'd fumble for words. She'd forget appointments. She'd stop abruptly in mid-sentence, forgetting what she was about to say.
"I thought it was stress," Smith says. Her foggy thinking made selling bank services to corporate clients nearly impossible. She took the summer of 2005 off, hoping to regain her mental agility. By that fall, however, her brain fog hadn't lifted. Back at the office, Smith went from being a top producer to the bottom of the pack.

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