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I think one of the hardest tasks of love for a caregiver to an Alzheimer's patient, is trying to help them maintain their dignity. more

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I hope the researchers hear what I have to say, Because I know what caused your dementia to this day; more

Jun 22, 2017 1:00 AM CareVerses

Caring for a person with a debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes all the more difficult when the person is in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease more

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Don't think Alzheimer's experts know any more than you about Alzheimer's behaviors. They don't. more

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Some people are able to continue driving in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but it requires ongoing evaluation to ensure safety. more

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Inevitable as the progression of the disease itself, hospitalization will happen to a person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. more

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You will no doubt have many questions to ponder as you decide upon the prospects of leaving a loved one in the early stages of dementia home alone more

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Traveling long distances with a person in the early stage of dementia may still be quite enjoyable. As dementia advances, however, traveling becomes unpredictable as the person becomes more confusing. more

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Caregiving through a Doctor’s Eyes

Photographer: James Gathany

Caregiving is universal. It knows no boundaries of age, race, religion, profession or economic status. Caregiving will touch all of our lives at some point along the way. more

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"Do you know where my husband is?  Because he's a good one and I'd hate to lose him."  This is her third husband, so Holly, my 80-something-year-old patient, has room to judge. more

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Travel poses special problems for people with dementing illnesses, for example, Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Parkinson's disease, Pick's disease, or injury that results in disabling intellectual impairment. more

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Help a loved one living with dementia by finding activities that you both can enjoy. more

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Of course, there’s nothing remotely funny about the disease itself. There are, however, funny situations that will occur. more

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Mom sat in her battered recliner.   Her hands gripped the sides of her head, and tears flowed steadily downward as another TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) rocked her. more

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Orange marmalade is alright. Not my favorite. more

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It’s hard to say when it happened but I knew Your memory had started to fade and something was different about you more

May 31, 2017 1:08 PM CareVerses

I am inclined to talk about something that many who are not family caregivers do not understand—caregiver humor. more

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To you who shared this journey with B and me – Who delivered care with gentle, open hearts. more

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A common nutritional problem that can affect someone in poor health is wasting or loss of body mass called cachexia-anorexia. It often is seen in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and cancer. more

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Looking into your eyes I can sense that you are slowly leaving me When I look into your eyes here is what I can see… more

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