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  "…My mantra is if medicine is keeping people alive longer with dementia, it's a crime not to give them a life worth living.''

If any one person has structured my own thoughts into a powerful sentence, it's John Zeisel, in the above quote. Zeisel is the president of Woburn-based Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, which runs six residences in Massachusetts and New York where they care for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Zeisel also co-founded, in 2002, "Artists for Alzheimer's," or ARTZ, a nonprofit organization that develops cultural experiences for people with dementia.

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