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September 14, 2014

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Nancy Nelson, 70, poses at her home in Summerlin on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease last year, Nelson began waking up at 3 a.m. and would write poetry, she said. Her book of poetry titled "Blue. River. Apple." was recently published.

Steve Marcus

Nancy Nelson, 70, poses at her home in Summerlin on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease last year, Nelson began waking up at 3 a.m. and would write poetry, she said. Her book of poetry titled "Blue. River. Apple." was recently published.