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May 15, 2013   

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76 miles, 16 hours and a commitment to end Alzheimer's

Two best friends from Wisconsin each experienced the pain of watching Alzheimer's disease take away one of their grandparents. So they made a decision: They would run for an hour at a time on a high school track, alternating shifts for 16 hours on The Longest Day®, the Alzheimer's Association's sunrise-to-sunset event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
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Planning should be a driving force behind taking away the car keys

Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making — because of this, a person with Alzheimer's will eventually become unable to drive. Families should talk openly about driving soon after an individual receives a diagnosis so everyone is prepared.
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Photographs help put new face on Alzheimer's disease

A former sociology professor began to see Alzheimer's through a different lens — her camera — when her mother was placed in a care facility. She made it her mission to show what it's like for people with the disease to keep their dignity.
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