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Early Onset Dementia and Friendships

One Woman's Struggle with Early Onset Dementia and Her Friendships

by Don Drake, Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

Patti Barr Hagadorn

In 2019, the staff at Connelly Law were introduced to Patti Barr Hagadorn, who found the firm through one of our blogs about Alzheimer's Disease and at that time was writing a column for the Fort Wayne Sentinel, a well-known Indiana newspaper in America's Heartland," said certified elder law Attorney RJ Connelly III. "Patti's column was unique. Why? Because she was diagnosed with early-onset dementia (EOD) and wanted to use that column to document her descent into this mysterious world. Patti felt that this could help others understand the condition and we at our firm wanted to help her do just