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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Alzheimer's Sufferer Charlton Heston, Screen Legend, Passes Away news announced that Alzheimer's patient Charlton Heston, the star of Ben-Hur (1959) and countless classic movies, has passed away at the age of 84. In 2002 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. At Softpedia News a story described Heston's final stages. A close friend is quoted as saying toward the end of life Heston was "way beyond the point of slight memory loss and forgetfulness...can barely communicate...can no longer carry out daily activities like eating or walking...The tragic thing is when he breaks down and cries for no reason."

It is hard to believe the cruel changes that Alzheimer's causes. If you or someone you know is coping with Alzheimer's or is an Alzheimer's caregiver you can find out how to get help and support at a variety of websites, including, where you can read articles by Eric Hall, Founder and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, the Alzheimers Foundation of America Social Services Team, a group of Alzheimer's experts, and a community of caregivers and others whose lives have been touched by someone with Alzheimer's.

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