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ACTing on Alzheimer's; Bemidji selected as one of 12 communities statewide to develop steps to better deal with Alzheimer's, dementia

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BEMIDJI -- It is estimated 650 residents of Beltrami County have dementia.

There are 5,837 people aged 65 or older in Beltrami County, according to 2012 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, and statistics indicate one in nine people in that age group have dementia. Those ratios increase to one in three for people age 85 and older.

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