February 29, 2012

Couple says clinic’s help made all the difference


Jerry and Marge Purdy of Reno, who have been married for 49 years, said the Cleveland Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association “saved our lives.” In 2009, Jerry Purdy, a retired highway engineer, began having memory problems. It started with little things, he said…Jerry was diagnosed with “mild cognitive impairment.”Mild cognitive impairment increases a person’s risk of later developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. Some people with mild cognitive impairment never get worse, according to the clinic, and a few eventually get better.

Reno Gazette-Journal, 02/28/2012

Tags: Alzheimer's Association, alzheimer's disease, Cleveland Clinic, dementia, Jerry and Marge Purdy, mild cognitive impairment, Neurology, Reno

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