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North Little Rock Alzheimer's caregiver finds renewal in art

Poetry on demand part of repertoire

By Emma Pettit

This article was published November 24, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Karen Hayes jokes with Gamma, a poet from Little Rock, while introducing him to the crowd during open mic night at Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea and Roastery in Little Rock on Nov. 9. Hayes gained a newfound love of poetry after her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago.

Karen Hayes warms up the crowd during open mic night at Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea and Roastery in Little Rock earlier this month.

Sitting criss-cross-applesauce on the floor of an Alzheimer's care facility, Karen Hayes invited everyone to join her on the moon.

Karen Hayes warms up the crowd during open mic night at Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea and Roastery in Little Rock earlier this month.

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