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Battling the 'long goodbye' disease
Statesboro community dedicated to fighting Alzheimer's
Henry and Charlene Doyle stand outside Henry's new room at Willow Pond At Home. Henry, who used to own longstanding Statesboro business Henry's Haircuts, moved into the facility in July after his memory problems grew too severe for Charlene to care for on her own. Outside Henry's room is the original barber pole from his shop, which Willow Pond Director Bruce Yawn brought in to make Henry feel more at home. - photo by Special
It's 5 p.m. on a Tuesday on this autumn day in Statesboro. While many are outside enjoying the cool air that has finally touched south Georgia, a group of 12 people sits in a boardroom adjacent to East Georgia Regional Medical Center's cafeteria. They are here for support, for answers to their ongoing struggles dealing with their loved ones who have Alzheimer's.
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