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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Coping with Alzheimer's: Family's love helps pierce the thickest cloud


She plunged deeper into her impenetrable world of Alzheimer's related dementia, and no one thought she would ever emerge.

The awakening of a mind cast adrift by dementia occurred during a race for ice cream down a nursing home hallway.

Maria Garcia, 87, laughs after son Albert, middle, brings her Georgie, her beloved bear.

Giuliana Garcia, an adorable 1-year-old with a red plastic flower in her dark black hair, giggled as she vibrantly pushed a walker and then looked back to her great-grandmother, who was struggling behind.

Maria Garcia, an 87-year-old porcelain doll of a lady, also pushed a walker, her fingers severely arthritic and her steps painfully slow, but the joy on her face, the sparkle in her eyes, made her therapists clap until they started to cry.

“I'm going to get you,” Maria said to Giuliana. “I'm going to get you.”

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