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A firsthand view of life with an Alzheimer's patient

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on February 22, 2012 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/ALLISON CARTER

Brenda Behr talks about her experiences caring for her mother, who had Alzheimer's disease, Tuesday evening at the Wayne County Public Library. The local artist was one of five members on the Alzheimer's Caregivers Panel, part of a discussion of the Wayne County Reads book, "The Pleasure was Mine." Also pictured are local attorney Bob Fuller, Kivett Ivey and Martie Saylors.

Kivett Ivey had seen other families experiencing Alzheimer's disease. But nothing prepared him for when it struck his own. "The first time my wife asked me who I was -- 'Who are you?' -- I kind of went into shock,"...

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