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May 5, 2014 3:54 PM

When dementia strikes, a whole family needs help

In the summer of 2012 my father-in-law telephoned with some surprising news: His wife of 55 years suddenly did not recognize him. She had recently been diagnosed with early stage dementia, but her symptoms had not yet been this severe. Over the phone, my wife and I eventually convinced my mother-in-law that her husband was not an impostor.

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