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Pam Thomson carried the red i:pud dress representing missing and murdered indigenous women as the group prepares to leave on the second day of the annual Women’s Prayer Run. (Photo by Carly Henry/Cronkite News)

Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain

The sun rose into a violet-tinted sky as dozens of O’odham and Piipaash women prepared to leave for the last leg of a 53-mile journey spent in prayer for missing and murdered indigenous women.

People with disabilities and older adults left out in the storm

“Kerr, who has been blind for several years, is gradually losing his hearing, too. Although he is fiercely independent, the hurricanes made staying in his rural home difficult. After Irma, he spent hours trying to climb up the mountainside to get help. In the process, he lost his cellphone and realized there are things he can no longer do on his own.”

Despite record turnout, millions of eligible Arizonans don’t vote

“Arizona saw its highest voter turnout in a midterm election since 1982, but about half of people who were eligible to vote did so, according to Joseph Garcia of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.”

Alzheimer’s disease upends finances, lives for those diagnosed and their caregivers

Emily Broughton’s grandmother, Barbara Phillips, was an independent woman who rarely missed her grandchildren’s sporting events or extracurricular activities. But when Broughton was about 17, her grandmother started acting out of character. She forgot things and started telling family she was too busy to make plans with them.”

New center to research early detection, treatment of Alzheimer’s and other diseases

“Scientists intend to make Arizona a national hub for research on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain diseases. Experts say the state has the second-highest growth rate in the nation for Alzheimer’s disease.”

TGen’s MindCrowd seeks 1 million people around the world to help cure Alzheimer’s

“The project, which has screened about 125,000 people with its 10-minute online test since it started in 2013, has identified several factors that are correlated with memory function, according to Matthew Huentelman, founder and principal researcher for MindCrowd.”