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The future can be frightening

By Diana McFarland

News editor

The loss of Medicaid beds at Smithfield’s only nursing home has got Pam Young worried.

Her mother, Hazel Cornett, 85, suffers from dementia and Young is reluctant to leave her at home alon

The dementia, which seemed to appear “overnight,” robbed Cornett’s memory of how to perform everyday activities such as cooking and what clothes are appropriate for the various seasons, Young said. ...(Subscribe!)


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