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For Better or Worse

People in rural areas are often the hardest to reach for help in terms of getting health care. Rather than seeking out health care providers because of the remote nature of their environment, they often end up with out care, and most frequently they turn to each other, their families and depending on themselves. The vast majority of care giving takes place in the home. This story is a look at the struggles of aging in southern Ohio through the eyes of Bernard and Mary Triplet. The elderly couple who have been married for 62 years live everyday affected by the harsh realities that come with the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. The disease has robbed Mary of her memory over the last five years and forced Bernard to become the primary care giver to watch over her constantly. Here in the picture, Bernard helps Mary out of bed in the morning.

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For Better or for Worse
People in rural areas are often the hardest to reach for help in terms of getting health care. Rather than seeking out health care providers because of the remote nature of their environment, they often end up with out care, and most frequently they turn to each other, their families and depending on themselves. The vast majority of care giving takes place in the home. This story is a look at the struggles of aging in southern Ohio through the eyes of Bernard and Mary Triplet. The elderly couple who have been married for 62 years live everyday affected by the harsh realities that come with the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. The disease has robbed Mary of her memory over the last five years and forced Bernard to become the primary care giver to watch over her constantly. Here in the picture, Bernard helps Mary out of bed in the morning.