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Health & wellness

Mayor Walsh takes steps to aid those hit by Alzheimer’s

Says his own experience will help to shape his plans

Martin J. Walsh walked in the door to visit his grandmother at her Irish farmhouse, and she did not know who he was.

Mary Ann O’Malley did not remember her own daughter, either. By the time she had reached her early 80s, O’Malley had forgotten much of what she once knew intimately.

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