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Living with Alzheimer's

<p>Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in an armchair in her house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. Several low income Portuguese families with Alzheimer's patients under their care are supported by Portugal's Alzheimer Association, a charity. Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of Alzheimer's patients in the European Union alone to surpass 7.0 million. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in an armchair in her house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. Several low income Portuguese families with Alzheimer's patients under their care are supported by Portugal's Alzheimer Association, a...more

Alzheimer's disease patient Isidora Tomaz, 82, sits in an armchair in her house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. Several low income Portuguese families with Alzheimer's patients under their care are supported by Portugal's Alzheimer Association, a charity. Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of Alzheimer's patients in the European Union alone to surpass 7.0 million. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz rests in her bed after she was bathed by an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz rests in her bed after she was bathed by an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz rests in her bed after she was bathed by an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz, 82, is fed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos, also 82, in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz, 82, is fed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos, also 82, in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz, 82, is fed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos, also 82, in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Amilcar Dos Santos irons his wife's clothes in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Amilcar Dos Santos irons his wife's clothes in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Amilcar Dos Santos irons his wife's clothes in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Amilcar Dos Santos grinds the food before giving it to his wife in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Amilcar Dos Santos grinds the food before giving it to his wife in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Amilcar Dos Santos grinds the food before giving it to his wife in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz is caressed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz is caressed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz is caressed by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Amilcar Dos Santos hangs laundry as his wife rests in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Amilcar Dos Santos hangs laundry as his wife rests in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Amilcar Dos Santos hangs laundry as his wife rests in their house in Lisbon September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz is carried to bed by Otilia Canarias (L), an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, as her husband Amilcar Dos Santoswatches in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz is carried to bed by Otilia Canarias (L), an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, as her husband Amilcar Dos Santoswatches in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz is carried to bed by Otilia Canarias (L), an aid worker from the Portuguese Alzheimer Association, a charity, as her husband Amilcar Dos Santoswatches in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair with two chairs placed in front of her by her husband Amilcar Dos Santos (unseen) to prevent her from falling to the ground in their house in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Isidora Tomaz sits in her armchair in Lisbon September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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