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Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers. Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers. The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories. Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards. Early onset Alzheimers tends to...
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  • Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • The Douglas Senior Center...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • The Wyoming State Fairgrounds, located in Douglas...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • Mike Eberspecher's empty bed waits for him at the Douglas Care Center in the days leading up to his admission as a resident in the Center's Alzheimer's Care Unit...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • A dead sheep on the high plains outside of Douglas, Wyoming...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • Mike Eberspecher's tools hang in the garage adjoining the family's apartment in Douglas, Wyoming...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • The family dog...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • The Princess Theater, a fixture of Douglas, is owned by Mike's only daughter...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • A fresh well sits on one of the Eberspecher's mineral leases outside of Douglas, Wyoming.  ..Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • A fresh well sits on one of the Eberspecher's mineral leases outside of Douglas, Wyoming.  ..Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • The iconic Wyoming bucking bronco fixed to a building in downtown Douglas, Wyoming...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • The Moose Club.  Douglas, Wyoming. The Eberspechers dinner each Thursday with their friends at the club...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • The Douglas Graveyard...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • Douglas Safeway in the rain...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • A statue of the Jackalope --the mythical half jack rabbit, half antelope --that owes its origins to the town of Douglas, Wyoming...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • The Moose Club.  Douglas, Wyoming. The Eberspechers dinner each Thursday with their friends at the club...Scenes from around Douglas, Wyoming...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • Mike Eberspecher rests on his first day in the Douglas Care Center.  Eberspecher is the first patient to be admitted to the facilities new lock-down wing for Alzheimer's patients.  Once the wing is completed, Alzheimer's patients will be segregated from the rest of the facility's population in order to prevent them from wandering and also to help address issues specific to their condition..Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
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  • Vivian Fern Ladwig performs for residents of the Douglas Care Center...Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF
  • Rachel Nickell inventories Mike Eberspecher's belongings shortly after he was admitted to the Douglas Care Center....Alzheimers.  Douglas, Wyoming..Mike Eberspecher was diagnosed at 60 with early onset Alzheimers.  The disease, a subset of dimentia, gradually impairs the brain's ability to form new memories, simultaneously undoing connections that make up old memories.  Patients generally experience memory loss from the present, backwards.  Early onset Alzheimers tends to progress quicker in younger patients. ..Carolyn Eberspecher has been caring for her husband, Mike, for the last five years.  Over time, he has gradually lost his ability to care for himself and relies on her for most of his needs.  In April of 2010, Carolyn will place her husband in an Alzheimer's care unit in the town's nursing home.  .Carolyn Eberspecher attends church in Douglas, Wyoming.  Carolyn and Mike attend separate churches.  After Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimers, he returned to attending Mormon church, a tradition which had fallen by the wayside for most of his adult life.
    201004_AARP...TIF


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