Saving Memories From Alzheimer's Reach

Every week, Jack Albertini visits his 88-year-old mother, Mary, at Maple Woods at Hamden, an assisted living community in Connecticut. But today will be different. Jack, who is 56, is having his mother's life story recorded, snatching her fading memories from the grip of Alzheimer's. It is one chapter in a nationwide oral history project called the Memory Loss Initiative, a nonprofit effort to document the history of everyday, older Americans while they can still recall it. "My mom has a...Full Story
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