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Photos help Alzheimer's patient save treasured memories

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

When most of us look at our photographs, we love to think back about where that picture was taken, and who was with us at the time.

One man, though, depends on his photographs to help him remember his life.

Dennis Krupinski doesn't know what he would do without his camera. He has always loved taking pictures.

"It's fun to look back on my photography from over the years because every picture tells a story," he says.

The pictures are a blessing now because Dennis was recently diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease at the age of 54.

"With photography I can look at my pictures and I can remember where I was and what was happening," Dennis said.

Last year, many of Dennis's photographs from the past 35 years were on display in an exhibit at the Arts Ensemble International Gallery in Winter Haven.

"I was drawn to nature and wildlife photography because of the thrill of capturing the moment," Dennis said.

Dennis no longer works, it is just too difficult.

"Calculating numbers and things like that in my head are very difficult. I can't do the bills and things like that anymore," he says.

But he can still take his camera and continue taking beautiful photographs for all of us to enjoy.

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