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HE WOULD WANT TO BE COUNTED

Jim retired from the work world where he was a lab technician at age 62 as soon as he could. He then began a second “career” as a volunteer working for peace and justice through our church and as a volunteer aide in an urban school—every day—all day for sixteen years.

He expressed concern about his memory four or five years before that day in early 2007 when he was diagnosed with early onset of “Alzheimer’s like” dementia.

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Last week I was disqualified from participating in a large preventive clinical trial (A4) testing a compound from an "old" drug to find out whether it could be re-purposed to prevent or possibly arrest the progress of Alzheimer's Disease. I had almost made the cut - healthy, non-symptomatic adult 65 or older who had a first-degree relative (mother) who had died as a result of AD (late stage). The reason?

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Sons and Daughters

My mother, Genevieve LaBier had Alzheimer's disease from her early 70's until she died in 2002. In 2005 so many people would tell me that they had a loved one with Alzheimer's that I decided I had to do something.  Being a runner and owning our own business I thought this would be relatively easy to start a 5K road race in memory of my mom. My first call was to the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Watertown, MA. I told them what I wanted to do and they sent me a race director’s packet. Somehow I managed to get everything in place

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