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August 16, 2017
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Legendary football coach and Alzheimer’s advocate Frank Broyles dies
The Alzheimer’s Association extends sincere condolences to the family of Coach Frank Broyles following his death due to complications of Alzheimer’s. Coach Broyles was a legendary leader on the field, and the Association saw that leadership translate off the field as he became a dedicated Alzheimer’s advocate later in life. He bravely shared his personal experience as a caregiver for his wife, Barbara, who battled Alzheimer’s disease.

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Campbell’s doctor talks about musician’s Alzheimer’s disease experience and legacy
As country-music legend Glen Campbell, who died last week, transformed into a person living with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Ronald Petersen, his physician, was by his side. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, saw how music and personality affected the course of Campbell’s disease, which robbed him of the ability to remember lyrics but not guitar solos or social graces.
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Walk fundraiser has a simple strategy to help fight Alzheimer’s
Charlotte Jackson’s husband, Bill, 70, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. In 2012, Charlotte retired from her retail management position and was able to devote much more time to raising both funds and awareness for Walk to End Alzheimer’sŪ. She says a simple three-letter word — ask — provides an instant impact in her fight against the disease.
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