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Letter: Demystifying Alzheimer’s

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

A while back, I discovered my husband had advancing Alzheimer’s.

Because no one in the family had ever had it before, I didn’t know what to expect or which way to turn. I attended a meeting on Alzheimer’s given by the Alzheimer’s Association in Gloucester Court House. It was informative, but not only that, the woman who ran the meeting was my first link to understanding, and was ever available by phone for further questions and assistance.

She led me to Bay Aging and then to the Social Services Department on Short Lane. Well, all my fears of working with Social Services were quelled at the first meeting.

Not only did they offer help and advice and get my husband the services that were available to him, but one woman in particular was always there, on the other end of the phone line, answering and giving me solace as his illness progressed.

I’m thankful that I live in a community where people care and really do their best to he...

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