Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder in which bones break easily, reports a National Institutes of Health website. It can also cause brittle teeth, scoliosis, hearing loss and weak muscles. Seven-year-old Jacob Grys of Pekin, Illinois, has a severe form of it.
"Routine, routine, routine," said 48-year-old Gary LeBlanc in a telephone interview, referring to what he believed most important in caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease. He regularly reads this column in the Hernando (Fla.) Today newspaper.