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Mike receives a May Day card from an elementary student at the Douglas Care Center...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.
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