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There’s Only One Thing This Man Wants You to Know About Alzheimer’s

There's no doubt that isolation tends to set in as people age, especially if they have a disease like Alzheimer's. This is very painful, and Alan Beamer from Big Rapids, Michigan displays that sentiment poignantly in this video his wife shot. Beamer has Alzheimer's, and after his diagnosis hit, those in his social circle started treating him differently. Be sure to grab a tissue before hearing what he has to say to them.

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Posted by MaryBeth Alan Beamer on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Because many elderly people struggle with loneliness and isolation, some have come up with creative solutions, like this nursing home that doubles as a preschool. Check it out!

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A. Stout is a Whovian, Potterhead, study abroad alumna, and animal lover. A native to West Michigan, she dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world.