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When his mother Lawanda was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Blane Wilson swore he would not put her in a nursing home.
"It's like adopting another child," Georgia Wilson, Blane's wife, says about Lawanda, 78.
44 million Americans provide unpaid care to a loved one, according to a study by the by the National Allegiance for Care Giving and the AARP. Of those, 23 percent are providing care for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia or other forms of mental confusion, according to the same report.
Blane Wilson says it's been rough dealing with a parent with a disease without obvious, physical symptoms.
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