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California Budget Cuts at Odds With State’s New Alzheimer’s Plan
California Progress Report

Felipe Garcia, 79, looks up with a ready smile as his two-year-old granddaughter, Marina, orbits his shuffling legs—her mother Elena keeping a sharp eye on the toddler to avoid any mishaps around the family’s modest home in Silicon Valley. Elena says Marina doesn’t quite understand yet that her abuelo (grandpa) has Alzheimer’s disease and can’t concentrate on her for long periods of time.

Felipe, who migrated from Mexico in his youth, is among 5.5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.