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First responders and Alzheimer's


Last updated 4/27/2021 at 2:04pm

As unsettling as it may be to watch the video of the recent arrest of Karen Garner, a 73-year-old Loveland woman with Alzheimer's, it may lead to a more positive outcome for other Coloradans. There are 76,000 Colorado residents living with Alzheimer's, a progressive disease affecting the brain that currently has no cure. Sadly, half of those individuals are undiagnosed. Because Alzheimer's can take up to 20 years to progress, many thousands of our loved ones are living with it in varying stages, often walking, shopping and even working among us, sometimes challenged to understand or respond...

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