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Betty Gilchrist smiles as her husband, Cliff, plays "You Are My Sunshine" on the accordion. Cliff suffers from Alzheimer's disease, but the couple can still share the affection that carried them through 63 years of marriage. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Lifetime of love endures through Alzheimer's

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Cliff Gilchrist has lost much to Alzheimer's disease, but not the loving relationship with Betty, his wife of 63 years.

"Good morning, sweetheart," Betty greeted Cliff Friday at his home at Havenwood Care Center.

"What's the good news?" Cliff responded.

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