Originally posted at http://m.nbcbayarea.com/
October 01 2012, By Marianne Favro

Laura Lucas of Campbell is a young professional starting her career. She has also been forced to take on an unexpected job: Caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease.

“She recognizes me but she doesn’t know I’m her daughter,” Lucas said.

Doctors diagnosed her mother two years ago at the age of 56.

“I thought at this age my mom would be there for my landmark events like getting married and some day having babies and unfortunately she is not going to be there for that,” Lucas said.

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