So Much to Love

Boston University’s PAIRS program (Partnering in Alzheimer’s Instruction Research Study) partners medical school students from the University’s medical school with patients who have early stage Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive impairment. Oscar Garcia, a second year medical school student from El Paso, Tex., was paired with the Johanson family of Watertown, Mass., whose patriarch, Steve Johanson, has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s. This is their story.

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