October 29, 2014
If Bill Miller could have just one wish, it would be to have his wife back. Itís a wish many who have lost a loved one would probably make, but itís also likely to be the wish of those who have a loved one living with Alzheimerís.
For Bill, that person is his wife Beverly, one of over five million Americans living with the degenerative brain disease, and experts predict that number will skyrocket to 16 million by 2050.
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Updated: October 31, 2014
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Updated: November 26, 2014
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