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Participants in last Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s planted flowers for loved ones. Yellow flowers represented people currently caring for a loved one, purple was for someone who had passed, orange symbolized a supporter, and blue was for people suffering with the disease.

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Heartbreaking disease imposes budget-breaking toll

Reflecting over the past two years, long-term medical insurance would have reduced the financial stress I confronted after my wife, Janet, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, applying for Arizona’s long-term care programs after Janet was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s took a year-and-a-half before we finally received benefits.


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