The Schooley family copes with Alzheimer'sLoading
  • Claire Schooley, right, and her son Nate, 12, left, attend one of their regular support group meetings at the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California on June 25, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Almost two years after her husband David Schooley went to his primary care doctor complaining of forgetfulness and confusion, he was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease just before Thanksgiving 2012. In the meantime, Schooley, 57, became steadily more forgetful.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Claire Schooley and her son Nathaniel, 12, left, attend a support group at the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California on June 25, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Nate Schooley, 12, left, looks on as his father David Schooley participates in a support group for Alzheimer's patients at the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California on June 25, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, picks up his daughter Hannah, 7, from school on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. A daily ritual of Schooley's is taking and picking up his children from school. Schooley has early onset Alzheimer's disease and it's important for him to create as many good memories with his children as he can.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, picks up his daughter Hannah, 7, from school on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. A daily ritual of Schooley's is taking and picking up his children from school.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, fastens the seatbelt for his daughter Hannah, 7, on Monday, August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif., as his son Nate keep a close eye on him from the back seat.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, sits with his daughter Hannah, 7, after picking her up from school on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. As his wife Claire Schooley drives, he likes to sit in the seat next to Hannah.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, helps his daughter Hannah, 7, pick out a book at the Carmichael Library with his wife Claire on Monday, August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, consults with his son Nate, 12, at the Carmichael Library, as he researches an upcoming Alzheimer's walk the family will participate in at the Carmichael Library on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, prepares to read a book with daughter Hannah, 7, at the Carmichael Library on Monday, August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, listens on headphones with his daughter Hannah, 7, as she plays a computer game at the Carmichael Library on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, looks on as his daughter Hannah, 7, plays a computer game at the Carmichael Library on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, helps daughter Hannah, 7, check out books at the Carmichael Library on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • David Schooley, 57, plays with daughter Hannah, 7, at Big 5 Sporting Goods on Monday August 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. He was there with his wife Claire and son Nate to buy baseball pants, gloves and socks for Nathaniel's upcoming game.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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