Jori depends on MedicAlert to protect her husband of nearly 30 years.
According to research from Alzheimer Society of Canada, the risk of developing the cognitive disease doubles every five years once someone reaches 65. It is estimated that up to 5% of people will be impacted by the disease before that age. Earl was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at only 53 – an age in which many of us are just hitting our stride professionally, planning on spending more time with loved ones. Just four months later, he and his wife, Jori, received more worrisome health news. Earl had a heart blockage and required a dual wire pacemaker. [...]