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Alzheimer's hits a couple after half-century of marriage

Harriet Garzero and her husband, Edward, who has

Harriet Garzero and her husband, Edward, who has Alzheimer's, take a break from chores. (Sept 2. 2009) Photo Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Harriet Garzero, 75, and her husband, Edward, 80, are a few years into their battle with Alzheimer's. Harriet is her husband's caregiver, and the two work hard at maintaining their independence and trying to preserve their active social life, even as Edward's physical health falters. Still in the early stages of the disease, Edward is cognizant of the changes taking place in him and aware of his...

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