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December 21, 2022
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Zack Ward: Making Alzheimer’s cry uncle
Actor Zack Ward, known for playing neighborhood bully Scut Farkus in the beloved film “A Christmas Story,” recently began facing his own bully when Ward’s father, Todd, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In the latest issue of ALZ magazine, Ward discusses his father’s struggle with Alzheimer's, the emotional impact on his family and the advice he'd give to anyone facing the disease.

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Caregiver lights Chanukah candles to illuminate Alzheimer’s challenges
Writer Miriam Green shares caregiving stories and the recipes she learned from her mother, Naomi, who is living with Alzheimer’s. Green says she relishes the opportunity to light candles on Chanukah to symbolize “our ability to illuminate our lives and overcome the challenges that enshroud us.”
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