Alzheimer's - A tough fight
Sept. 19, 2011
Ron Johnson's private room is large but sparse: a couch, two chairs, a flat-screen television and a computer that has been programmed to accommodate Johnson's favorite games: chess, backgammon, poker.
There are no pictures on the wall. No photographs of his family or his former Giants teammates, no reminders of his glory days at the University of Michigan.
"Right now, he wouldn't receive that well," Karen Johnson, his wife of 37 years, explained. "He would feel like: `Why are you bringing my things over here? I'm out of here tomorrow.' "
But Ron Johnson is not going home; for the foreseeable future, this facility in New Jersey is home.
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