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




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.
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.
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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.