Alzheimer's Support Group and Fundraiser

For the last six years Bob and Betty have called Savannah home-- but soon, due to health issues they'll be heading back up north to live closer to their two sons.

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to get where the family is in case something happens they're there to help you, so that's good.

Dr. Julia Mikell, a savannah neurologist is treating Bob for early alzheimer's-- but says sometimes this disease can be harder on the care giver and that's Patty.

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for 53 years he's been taking care of me, so it's pay back time.

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they're at emotional risk, need a lot of support.

For almost 50 years Bob made a living as a lawyer before retiring and moving south.

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this was a very high powered fellow, went to undergraduate school at columbia, law degree at cornell.

Now dr. Mikell is treating him aggressively for a disease that experts don't know how to cure -- but they are finding better ways to treat like this recently approved drug-- amenda.

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that really seems to be one more way of helping-- it helps a whole different neuro transmitter system.

Patty says while the medication has helped level out many of the problems-- and even if Bob's memory is at question-- his sense of humor is not.

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you know what the hardest thing about it is----- remembering to take the pills.

Together Bob and Patty will remember to take his medications -- medications dr. Mikell says will get better and better with continuing research.

YOU CAN HELP WITH THAT CONTINUING RESEARCH-- COMING UP WEDNESDAY-- APRIL 21-- IF YOU HAVE LUNCH OR DINNER AT THE FAIRMONT RESTAURANT IN SAVANNAH-- A PORTION OF YOUR MONEY WILL GO TO ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH.

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AND FOR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AN ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING COMING UP TUESDAY, APRIL 20 YOU CAN LOG ON TO OUR WEB SITE AT WTOC.COM AND CLICK HEALTH.