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June 15, 2016 - Stephanie Monroe

Genius of Caring Portrait Provides Glimpse into the Painful Toll of Alzheimer’s

For those of us who work with patients and in advocacy, a common occupational hazard is to speak of people with serious illnesses in the collective sense. That’s easy to do in discussing Alzheimer’s disease because the overall statistics are so jarring – more than five million people are afflicted with this terrible illness, a number expected to nearly triple by the year 2050. It is a disease that, at this time, has no cure.But we should never lose sight of the unique, individual stories of the patients and caregivers who make up the Alzheimer’s-affected population. The lives that have