The Old Town Museum in Aarhus, Denmark has created a "House of Memories" that's an exact replica of a 1950s apartment. It's intended for Alzheimer's patients, whose memories may be triggered by the sights, sounds and smells from the period, researchers say. Courtesy of Old Town Museum hide caption

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Denmark's 'House Of Memories' Re-Creates 1950s For Alzheimer's Patients

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Greg O'Brien and his wife are finding it more difficult to drive to and from their family's secluded house on Cape Cod. As they move out and move on, O'Brien has discovered a bittersweet trove of memories. Sam Broun/Courtesy of Greg O'Brien hide caption

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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

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Actor and Alzheimer's advocate Seth Rogen testifies before the Senate Committee on Appropriations about the disease's damaging effects on patients and their loved ones. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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