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It started a number of years ago. We noticed he was starting to repeat himself and it got to where he was repeating himself a lot. Not a big deal at first he was getting older so we just didn't think to much about it. After he took to car out one day and confessed to my mother that he had a hard time finding his way back home she and we said enough he needs to go to the doctor and be checked, there is something more going on here. 

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This is a letter written to my state's Congressional Delegation over two years ago when my wife was just entering moderate Alzheimer's:

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Two years before Mom died, my sister, brother, and I began noticing changes in her. Her long-time family doctor would not make a diagnosis, nor would he refer her to a specialist who would. He led us to believe that these changes were a "normal" part of aging. Mom lived alone in the home we grew up in, with my brother and sister nearby. I live 90 miles away. The changes were more pronounced to me, since I didn't see her every day as they did.

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