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Deirdre Lovell is the loving daughter and caregiver of Evadene Lovell who lives with Alzheimer’s. Both share the same birthday, but Evadene is an incredible 94 years of age! Until recently, the Lovells have been living in Brooklyn, and Evadene spends four days a week at the New York Memory Center where she is cared for. The patients of the center are stimulated with games and activities that exercise their brains, under the supervision of representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association. Evadene was a beautician after World War II. In fact, during the war she worked for the Navy. Because her job was to put detonators in bombs, she considers herself lucky to have kept all her fingers unlike other unlucky girls she worked with! Deirdre thinks that the importance of the disease is only superseded by the importance of fully understanding the brain. “The discovery of what Alzheimer’s disease is has actually forced us to look more completely at the whole self, at the intensity of and the power of the human brain.”