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Losing The One You Love To Frontotemporal Dementia

Ernie saw the signs leading up to his wife Karen’s diagnosis but accepting that this was the new Karen wasn’t going to be easy. She was a caregiver at a nursing home and loving mother, and Ernie and Karen had many plans for their future. But things began to change and Karen became more distant.

Watch and learn how Karen’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis changed the lives for herself, her family, and those around her. But despite the struggles that came with it Ernie was always by her side and new that the old Karen was still there!

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Allison Espiritu graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in journalism. For five years she worked as a reporter focused on local government, schools, and community news at a number of Washington publications such as the Seattle Times, Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, and Snoqualmie Valley Record. She began working at GreaterGood in 2012, progressing to the position of Web Content Program Manager.