Laurel: To a positive outlook. When Sara Belt of Unity was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at 53, it could have been a crushing blow for her and her family. Instead, she chose to be appreciative of the answers the diagnosis gave for her symptoms.
Three years later — when estimates should have put her into a loss of cognition — Belt has progressed from mild presentation to moderate, but there has been other progress, too. She and husband Don have become national leaders in advocating for those dealing with the disease that affects more than 6 million Americans.