AWAITING VACANCY

Jim Garner, 51, is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a genetically predetermined disease that claimed the lives of his mother and older brother in middle age. As he reaches the cusp of understanding and decline, Jim says that he, his wife and two young children must continue to make the most of life. "We have the expectation of what Alzheimer's will do in the future," he said, "but we still have to live now."


EXTENDED STAY

Eva and Tim Williams have lived with their six children at the Centerstone Inn in Newport News, Va. for nine months.


A SONG FOR SADIE

Jap Curry visits his wife Sadie, who has Alzheimer's disease, every morning at an assisted living facility in Hampton, Va. After singing and playing his old jazz recordings during recent visits, Jap says he has seen some reaction from his wife of 70 years.


TRACY'S RESTAURANT

Tracy's Restaurant closed in June 2014 after 60 years of business at the corner of Huntington Avenue and 35th Street in Newport News, Va. Although the restaurant was once part of vibrant downtown commerce, owner Stella Panags says the activity has slowly trickled away.

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