Local family is face of Alzheimer's at second annual fundraising walk
WILLMAR -- Michelle Mattson, Susan Rodgerson and their siblings have reason to know Alzheimer's disease and related dementias better than most.
Their father, longtime Willmar physician Donald Mattson, died last year at age 81 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. They're now caring for their sister, Stephanie, 56, who has frontotemporal dementia, a rare form of dementia that strikes most often in middle age.
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