Author studies dementia among indigenous people

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON AGING—Jonathan Yahalom, an Oak Park High School alumnus, recently published his book “Caring for the People of the Clouds: Aging and Dementia in Oaxaca.” Villagers claim they rarely suffer from Alzheimer’s disease because they don’t worry or face the same stresses as urban people.

Jonathan Yahalom, a 2003 graduate of Oak Park High School, has published a book that studies issues of caregiving in a rural Mexican community —and sheds new light on how the people in the region...

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