But what is it like to experience the condition? Well, Rick Phelps – who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2010 – gave Aging Care a poignant personal perspective. He said to think of giving someone a dose of midazolam – a drug used to induce sleep for minor surgeries. The medication doesn’t last long, but it does affect the ability to make short-term memories and means the person will have no recollection of events after being dosed.
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