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Local sisters advocate for Alzheimers research

by Michael Mattison

Sisters Beth Magnusson and Dana Lietzau have made it their mission to raise awareness and funding to find a cure of Alzheimers. Their quest began when their mother, Barb Bruns, was diagnosed with the disease. Bruns received the diagnosis in December of 2015 at the age of 57. Dana said that unlike other diseases, where there is a plan of attack, Alzheimer’s patients and their families were basically left with the diagnosis and to fend for themselves. The sisters reached out to the Alzheimer’s Association for guidance. “By reaching out to them, you give back to them because they have helped us a lot,” Lietzau said.

For the entire story, check out the July 6 issue of the Winthrop News.

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