Supporting Those with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
Inspired by someone with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Without Warning was started by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in April of 2004 to support and empower individuals and their families who face Alzheimer’s disease early in life. Directed by an Advisory Council, of both people with Alzheimer’s disease and their family members, Without Warning’s specifically tailored programs offer opportunities for education, support, and community. With the knowledge that others are on this same journey, we hope individuals and their family members find purpose, dignity, and the opportunity to live each day with meaning and grace.
During its many years, the Without Warning program has grown to be one of the largest support programs of its kind in the country. Group members have seen the importance of sharing their experience and was honored in 20I1 with the Rosaline Gilbert Legacy in Caregiving Award for their work in Advocacy and Public Policy. Over the years, Without Warning has presented at many local and national conferences, created their website, which has hours of video interview, and created the documentary, Too Soon to Forget, which currently airs on Public Television and Amazon Primes.