Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nations

December 30, 2013 12:07 AM

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Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nations

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.

Watching is her husband, Ulrich, who has a heart-rending decision: To leave his wife of 41 years in this facility 5,600 miles from home, or to bring her back to Switzerland.

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