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Opinion: Thankfully, state leaders are now working to better protect those with dementia
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s recent series “Unprotected” brought to light very concerning deficiencies within the state’s oversight of senior living facilities. Forty percent of residents in all residential care facilities have Alzheimer’s or other dementias, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This terrible disease is very close to me — my grandfather, mother and several aunts and uncles have all perished as a result of this disease. My oldest sister has been diagnosed.