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Art helps dementia patients (access required)

Bob Pheatt moves his hand along the smooth metal. Alvina Alvarez knocks on it with her knuckles. “They had to arc weld that from the inside,” Bob says confidently, admiring Tempe artist Gary Slater’s stainless steel sculpture in the Scottsdale Civic Center mall. Bob, a retired industrial engineer, knows what he’s talking about. But on ...

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