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StoryCorps Atlanta: 8 Years Into Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Becky Herring and Rosemary Magee talked in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth about what life has been like since Rosemary’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Becky Herring and Rosemary Magee talked in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth about what life has been like since Rosemary’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
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On July 31, Rosemary Magee and her husband, Ron Grapevine, celebrated 42 years of marriage, but it was back in 2010 that Ron was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

There have been periods of slow decline of her husband’s cognitive traits and behaviors, but things have recently begun to accelerate.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, Rosemary tells her friend, Becky Herring, about what things have been like for the past year.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.