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A Journey Through Dementia, 2007

Betsy Meyer was 46 when she learned she had early onset dementia. At 53, her impairment has become so profound that her family can no longer care for her. On July 13, the day she was moved to an adult family home in Renton, her son, Alex, comforts her. She was sobbing, looked at him and said, "Thank you." "That's when I lost it," Alex says.