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Sally Ward is shown with her mother, Betty Gferer, who suffered from Alzheimer’s.Submitted Photo

Wards are honorary chair family for Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer's


John and Sally Ward of Baxter have traveled the road of Alzheimer's and dementia enough to know what happens to families when memories are stolen and the new normal becomes a moving target.

The Wards will serve as the honorary chair family for the upcoming Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

John recalls the first time his family navigated the disease when his aunt Eleonor was diagnosed.

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