By Britt Benston
Alzheimer’s disease can actually bring a greater capacity for understanding.
When Lauren Rogen’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s before the age of 60, Lauren was left dumbfounded.
“I was 25 when my mom was diagnosed. Nobody my age was going through it, nobody was talking about it,” she recounted.
“But people started contacting us. And I was, like, ‘Oh! I am not alone.’ There are so many people out there who want a voice, who want to share their story, who want to take action. We became very lucky — there was an organic growth that happened because there was a need for it.”
The force of this disease and our own understanding that we must live with it is turning Alzheimer’s care into a cause for grace and alarm, thanks in part to Lauren and Seth Rogen, a powerhouse couple with global reach (remember The Interview?).