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Dr. Charlie Farrell – Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Swim from Alcatraz

Dr. Charlie Farrell is helping to distance dementia patients from the prison they often live in, one stroke at a time.

The numbers are staggering… right now, about a quarter million people are living with Alzheimer's disease in Ohio. That's the most common type of dementia. And more than 600-thousand family and friends are providing care. A Westlake doctor cared for his wife for years before she died. So, Dr. Charlie Farrell swam from the famous Alcatraz prison to San Francisco recently, because as Lindsay Buckingham tells us, dementia can be like prison for those suffering from it.

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