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I was an intern during my work for my Social Work major in college at Sunlight Senior Center in Northridge, C.A. We worked with many seniors with Alzheimers and other forms of dymentia. It was one of the best jobs that I've ever had, the seniors loved us and we loved the seniors. Unfortunately, the center was closed due to funding and the family members had to find other arriangements for the seniors who could not be left at home alone.

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My mother was an active widow who retired from teaching with thoughts of painting and traveling before dementia took over.  Her husband passed away and she fought through that, never letting her spirits drop.  Her love of life always shining through.  Alzheimer's has stripped those dreams away and now her days are spent battling a disease that is cruel in every since of the word.  For those reading this please support our efforts to end those disease so others can live their dreams and let life continue to shine through.

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My wife of 57 years has had Alzheimer for four years. So far and I hope forever I will be able to take care of her forever at home. I couldn't imagine waking up in the morning without her by my side. She still smiles and laughs and tells me when we go to bed, how much she loves me. A few months ago, she wondered from our house and had a bad fall. I have taken precausions so that will not happen again. A loud alarm on the door that sounds when it is open, I have someone come in daily for a few hours so I can go on errands. I have heart problems but manage.

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