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Lori Petersen of Olivia wears goggles Wednesday that will be part of the virtual dementia tour at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. "It should change people," Petersen said of the tour, intended to provided insight into what it's like to live with dementia. The goggles are designed to give people an idea of how someone with dementia navigates through the world. The tour is being offered Tuesday on an appointment basis. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

New regional network focuses on meeting a growing need

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Ask just about anyone who works with or provides services for older adults, and they'll list dementia as one of the most pervasive needs.

"It's everywhere," says Sheri Nordmeyer, program director of the Willmar Community Senior Network.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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