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An Inventive Way to Cope with Alzheimer’s

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Elaine Litherland
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

  Bob and Kay Vago have been married for 62 years, and have been almost inseparable -- even as his wife’s Alzheimer’s disease has progressed to the point that she must be in a nursing home. As the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports, Bob Vago, an inventor of numerous medical devices, has turned his inventive spirit into designing an approach that helps his wife feel that their old routine hasn’t changed.

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