Maria Leticia Enriquez’s mother was already showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease before she moved to the U.S. But back in Mexico, the symptoms were blamed on old age.
“She would put kitchen utensils inside the refrigerator or even the trash,” said Enriquez, who works as a caregiver at Sierra Vista, an assisted living residence that cares for people with Alzheimer’s disease. “But then we started doubting she was doing that because of her age.”
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