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- Sarah Harris caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed as having Aszheimers two years ago at the age of 55
- Dr. Dean Storer associate clinical professor of geriatric psychiatry at George Washington University
- Dr. Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad associate director of the neuroscience and neuropsychology of aging program at the National Institute on Aging
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