Caressing her face
Old family photos
Singing for Mom
Trying to escape
Tender careHarry Clary, being held by nurse's aide Teresa Lamb while he is being put to bed. Mr. Clary passed away days later.
Watching televisionA resident and stroke patient watches a rerun of "Leave It to Beaver," in the activities room.
Saying goodbyeLola Hibbard chuckles with nurses on the day she checks out. Hibbard was at the center recovering from an injury.
Playing bingoOne of two weekly bingo games is played in the activity room. The room has since been remodeled into a "serenity room", filled with baubles and a soothing lavender paint covers the walls, to help comfort agitated residents with Alzheimer's Disease.
PrayerBen Clay’s son-in-law holds his hands as he suffers with end-stage colon cancer. Clay passed away a week later.
Caressing her faceActivites aide Mary Stewart caresses resident Kate Cornwell during a Wednesday gospel show.
Old family photosJoanna Chiki looks at old family photos as her husband Al rests. Both live together at the center and suffer from dementia.
Family visitRita Schumacher, right, wipes at her face during a visit by her husband, Bob, center. Rita shares the room with Mary Cuetan, left. Most people at the center share rooms with other residents.
Singing for MomBlaine and Boyd Cornwell, professional caddies by trade, sing gospel music they've written themselves to residents of the center. The Cornwell's mother is also a resident at the center.
Saying goodbyeBen Clay is surrounded by family as he rests. He passed away two days later.
Greeting cardWilma Jean Pugh is shown a greeting card from a local church. Pugh was born with severe Down's syndrome, and is allegedly one of the oldest people living with the condition.
CorsageDella Cheney has a Mother's Day corsage pinned to her lapel. The corsages were donated by a local Wal-Mart on the day after the holiday.
Trying to escapeR. N. Pam Yost holds on to resident Howard Wilson as he tries to leave the center. Often, people with Alzheimer's disease suffer from Sundowner's Syndrome, becoming agitated and wandering in the late afternoon and evening hours.
HeadacheResident Howard Wilson suffers from a headache after playing his harmonica.
Looking outsideLewis Hillyer looks out the front window of the center. Hillyer had checked in the week prior. He said he would not be leaving the center.
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