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Arizona retirement home's progressive approach to caring for dementia patients

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Frank M., 94, reaches for the hand of his wife of 68 years, Delores, 86 who suffers from non-responsive dementia. An Arizona nursing home now offers new ways of helping patients cope with the disorder. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Dementia is one of the most devastating neurological condition, for individuals and families, but the Beatitudes Campus retirement home in Arizona  is working on creating a new way to care for patients diagnosed with dementia, and others are beginning to take notice.

Rebecca Mead from the New Yorker joins the show with more. 

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