Bob Schreibman checks on his wife, Marge, who (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Bob Schreibman checks on his wife, Marge, who has been unable to walk since a stroke in October. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Alzheimer's on Long Island: The Schreibmans

Teenage lovebirds who married in 1941, Bob and Marge Schreibman thought their golden years would bring adventure, not Marge's seven-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Click here to buy a reprint of any photo. To buy a copy of any video, send us an email.

Marge and Bob Schreibman, who met as teenagers
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Marge and Bob Schreibman, who met as teenagers living in the Bronx, thought their golden years would be a time of new adventure, until Marge was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Marge Schreibman was never able to walk again
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Marge Schreibman was never able to walk again after a stroke in 2007. Her husband, Bob, struggles to keep her at home. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schreibman sits with his wife, Marge. With
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Bob Schreibman sits with his wife, Marge. With no family living near their home in Forest Hills, Bob has become the primary caregiver for his wife as she battles Alzheimer's disease. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schreibman checks on his wife, Marge, who
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Bob Schreibman checks on his wife, Marge, who has been unable to walk since a stroke in October. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Marge Schreibman rests in bed at home in
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Marge Schreibman rests in bed at home in Forest Hills, after a stroke incapacitated her. Her husband, Bob, has been determined to keep her at home with him despite her failing health from Alzheimer's disease. (Nov. 4, 2007)

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Marge Schreibman has lived six decades with her
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Marge Schreibman has lived six decades with her husband, Bob. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Marge Schreibman, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
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Marge Schreibman, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2000, rests in bed. Even though she's had a stroke, her husband, Bob, talks to a social worker about the possibility of taking her to the park in a wheelchair. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schreibman gives his wife, Marge, some water
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Bob Schreibman gives his wife, Marge, some water through a straw. Caring for her has become an exhausting endeavor for him. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Marge Schreibman's husband, Bob, tries to feed her
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Marge Schreibman's husband, Bob, tries to feed her egg salad. At this point, she had been struggling with Alzheimer's for seven years. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schreibman adjusts the position of his wife,
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Bob Schreibman adjusts the position of his wife, Marge, in bed to make her more comfortable. Before a stroke that incapacitated her, Marge would go to Memory Lane Club, an adult day-care program run by the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation in Port Washington. (Nov. 4, 2007)

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Bob Schreibman sits in the bedroom where his
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Bob Schreibman sits in the bedroom where his wife, Marge, rests. A stroke has left her paralyzed, so he changes her position to try to make her more comfortable. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schreibman clasps the hand of his wife,
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Bob Schreibman clasps the hand of his wife, Marge, just days before she died in their Forest Hills home. (Nov. 4, 2007)

Bob Schriebman, center, is comforted at the cemetery
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Bob Schriebman, center, is comforted at the cemetery after the burial of his wife, Marge. The couple were married in 1941, and Bob had been Marge's primary caregiver as she struggled with Alzheimer's disease in the final seven years of her life. (Nov. 14, 2007)

Bob Schriebman, center, leaves the cemetery after burying
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Bob Schriebman, center, leaves the cemetery after burying his wife, Marge, who died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. (Nov. 14, 2007)

"I bring her up to date, what's happening,"
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"I bring her up to date, what's happening," Bob Schreibman says sheepishly about visiting his wife's grave. Along with news, he brings flowers to her gravesite in Beth-El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. (Aug. 30, 2009)

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Bob Schreibman visits the grave of his wife,
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Bob Schreibman visits the grave of his wife, Marge, at Beth-El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. In the weeks after her death from complications of Alzheimer's disease, he found comfort in volunteering for the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation. (Aug. 30, 2009)

Bob Schreibman visits the grave of his wife,
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Bob Schreibman visits the grave of his wife, Marge, in Beth-El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. It has been nearly two years since his wife died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. (Aug. 30, 2009)