Alzheimers patient on log cabin mission

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While elderly people often keep their bodies and minds active by tending to their garden, one pensioner has taken on a larger task.

Despite battling Alzheimer's 84-year-old US citizen Bill Beussing is defying his age and helping his son-in-law to restore a log cabin using century-old oak logs, the Belleville News Democrat revealed.

While the wood might be older than him, Mr Beussing explained that he is determined to rebuild the log cabin on the property of his grandfather Henry Arnzen.

The timber was discovered two decades ago when Mr Arnzen's house had to be demolished due to a termite infestation.

According to the former bricklayer, the original log cabin was built in 1902, but covered up in 1917 when his grandfather built a new home.

Mr Beussing explained that he and his brothers dragged the logs to an empty building when they were discovered 20 years ago.

"There's nothing hard about it - it's all fun for me. But I was 20 years younger then," he told the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the Daily News Miner has revealed that Quartz Lake State Park in Alaska has installed a new log cabin for public use.

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