Lyn Purser – Dementia Be Damned

Lyn Purser was born 46 years ago with intellectual disabilities. Born four months premature, she was placed on antibiotics shortly after birth. Five months later, she and her older brother left Italy for America with their parents. At age 14, she experienced a period of seizures that were inadequately controlled with medication. As a result, she suffered cognitive loss. At age 39, she was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her mom writes by email, “[Lyn] was born with brain damage and had challenges all her life. However, she doesn’t know she’s [disabled] as we didn’t use the term. […]