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Crisis Of Care

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to swell exponentially in Pennsylvania, one of the oldest states in the nation. But efforts to prepare are falling short.

by Colin Deppen and Juliette Rihl
Spotlight PA and PublicSource
Photo by Quinn Glabicki for Spotlight PA / PublicSource
Pat Loughney (left) cared for his wife, Candy, in their home until she became ill after eating medicated soap. Candy is one of 280,000 Pennsylvanians over the age of 64 living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia.
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