A Labor of Love for Wife of Alzheimer’s Patient

The Lake Oconee Boomers Team

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dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsGreat article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review site written by Luis Fábregas.

The 90-year-old doctor lies on the wicker couch, covered with a white blanket, alone in the bright sun room.

His wife of 46 years walks in and gently places her hand on his nose.

“Your nose is so warm, boyfriend,” Aida Spino says, her cheek almost touching her husband‘s. She tells visitors: “If it‘s cold, I know I have to move him.”

Dr. Pascal Spino‘s eyes remain closed. He looks peaceful, surrounded by tall houseplants in this corner of his colonial home in Greensburg. The retired pediatrician who once cared for hundreds of children doesn‘t react to voices around him. Alzheimer‘s disease has shattered his once brilliant mind.

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