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School Children Get A Lesson In Alzheimer’s

Greg Kintzele, left, and Bill Taylor, right, watch as others play croquet at Graland Country Day School in Denver. (Nathaniel Minor/CPR News)

Greg Kintzele, left, and Bill Taylor, right, watch as others play croquet at Graland Country Day School in Denver. (Nathaniel Minor/CPR News)

An estimated 5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. For a child, understanding what’s happening to the grandmother or grandfather they’ve known and loved can be overwhelming.

At a private school in Denver, seventh graders are learning more about the devastating disease in a months-long multi-disciplinary course that uses both an academic and hands-on approach. Jenny Brundin from Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio reports.

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