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Donna Macdiarmid breaks down momentarily after ironing pyjamas and shirts for her husband Roger who has was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease in 2001 and now lives at Pine Grove Seniors Home in Fredericton - a 45 minute drive from their home. The toll on caregivers of dementia patients cannot be ignored. Caregivers see loved ones fade away mentally and physically, and have to cope with ever-escalating challenges such as wandering, insomnia, outbursts of violence, incontinence, hallucinations and loss of verbal and motor skills.
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Keywords:age, aged, aging, alzheimer, dementia, disease, documentary, family, health, love, medical, photojournalism, story, support, telling