Alzheimer’s on the rise : News-Record.com

GREENSBORO —  After nearly seven decades of marriage, Clyde Wilson still enjoys joking around with his wife, Ruby. But Alzheimer’s disease has stolen most of her ability to respond.

Wilson tells her she’s stayed pretty over the years, while he’s gotten ugly. He shows her pictures of their grandchildren to spark a memory. He mostly receives blank stares or unintelligible replies.

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