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More than 20,000 Manitobans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The progressive, degenerative disease often robs patients of their latest memories first. In many cases, families struggle with losing the person they once knew. (Photo illustration by Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun)

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More than 20,000 Manitobans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The progressive, degenerative disease often robs patients of their latest memories first. In many cases, families struggle with losing the person they once knew. (Photo illustration by Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun)

Dementia's rising tide

Sitting at her kitchen table holding a photo of her father, Lynn’s hands began to tremble as her eyes filled with tears.

“He’s not the same man I knew growing up — he’s not dad,” she said. “And that loss hurts every day ... It’s painful every day.”

Alzheimer’s disease has taken the ...

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