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FamilyiStock-1072656898"...Whereas once an aging relative who became "senile" was whisked off to the back bedroom when company came, now we arrange museum visits and special theater performances for those with memory loss and other cognitive issues. Celebrities such as musician Glen Campbell and basketball coach Pat Summitt have gone public with their Alzheimer's diagnoses, making it somewhat easier for others to have the courage to come forward."

Read more on HealthCentral about the challenges or making an Alzheimer's or other dementia diagnosis public:

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