Johnna takes a moment to be alone with her mother before leaving for the day. Virginia Lama Pro has been a resident of the Washington County Health Center Alzheimer's unit for several years. Her daughter, Johnna Pro visits several times a a week even though her mother doesn't recognize her.
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Johnna files her mother's nails. Virginia Lama Pro has been a resident of the Washington County Health Center Alzheimer's unit for several years. Her daughter, Johnna Pro visits several times a a week even though her mother doesn't recognize her.
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Jonna walks her mother around the common area after lunch. Virginia Lama Pro has been a resident of the Washington County Health Center Alzheimer's unit for several years. Her daughter, Johnna Pro visits several times a a week even though her mother doesn't recognize her.
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Virginia Lama Pro has been a resident of the Washington County Health Center Alzheimer's unit for several years. Her daughter, Johnna Pro visits several times a a week even though her mother doesn't recognize her. Johnna works with her mother's hands to keep them from curling.
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Johnna stands in the doorway just before leaving her mother as she naps in her room. Virginia Lama Pro has been a resident of the Washington County Health Center Alzheimer's unit for several years. Her daughter, Johnna Pro visits several times a a week even though her mother doesn't recognize her.
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Suzanne Weessies of the Alzheimer's Association advises consumers to prepare for possible legal and financial ramifications related to patient care.


Dr. Heidi Weinhold in her office located in Peters Township on Friday, April 18, 2014.
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Partners David Posner, left, Lynn DeHaven and Mary Lyn Drewitz say preparation is the key to minimizing legal impacts related to Alzheimer's care.
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Dr. Andrea Synowiec, looks at a section of the brain while at Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township April 22.
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Katie Fehl lifts her grandmother, Anna Snatchko, into bed.
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Anna Snatchko takes a nap before her granddaughter, Katie Fehl, back right, relieves her mother, Betty Brooks, during a mid-morning shift change at Anna's Burgettstown apartment.
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Katie runs the vacuum cleaner before Anna is tucked into bed. Vacuuming is a daily chore in Anna's apartment since she is prone to dropping food.
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Katie encourages Anna to take one of her many pills before lunch.
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Betty Brooks of McDonald helps her mother, Anna Snatchko, 86, take a drink of water during lunch at Anna's apartment at the Burgettstown Highrise for the Elderly.
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