Almost since she got the devastating news eight years ago, Joanne has been looking forward, without really even knowing it, to the conference to be held in Toronto on Saturday.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease caused by a genetic mutation was rife in her husband Ted’s family. His late mother had it. A half-dozen aunts and uncles had or have the disease, and some are now in advanced stages.
In 2007, Ted began to have a few mild symptoms.