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October 28, 2015
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Marathon runner to crochet flowers to help raise Alzheimer’s disease awareness
David Babcock, a.k.a. “the knitting runner,” will crochet flowers while running the New York City Marathon Nov. 1 and hand them to race spectators to help raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Babcock hopes to finish 20 of the 6-inch flowers, symbolic to people impacted by Alzheimer’s. He raised almost $10,000 running the marathon last year while knitting a 6-foot scarf with the words “I’ll Remember For You.”

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Alzheimer’s can’t keep a mother from imparting important life lessons
Christine Dileone’s mother has Alzheimer’s. An assistant clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Dileone is learning that her mother can still teach life lessons while living with the disease.
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“Self-absorbed” millennials are increasingly caring for their elders
Millennials, America’s youngest adults, are finding themselves increasingly called on to care for their aging parents and grandparents, including those with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Studies show that millennials are more willing to be caregivers than previous generations.
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