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Dementia itself is not a disease, but rather a set of symptoms that accompany specific diseases. more

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At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help with bathing, grooming, and dressing. more

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You were gone before you went, slipping into final forgetting with each hollow breath. more

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This week has taken me on a journey I never wanted to take. For the first time, my mother does not know me. more

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As if it weren’t enough to deal with forgetfulness and confusion while caring for your loved-one with Alzheimer’s, but aggressiveness, wandering and paranoia can really put you over the edge. more

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My 85 year old husband can't seem to hang onto hearing aids. One is lost in the back yard leaf/compost pile, more

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Early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment is essential for both loved one and caregiver. more

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Alzheimer’s disease came into my life in January of 2001, and at the time, it seemed like the lesser of two evils. more

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When I think of the ideal caregiver, I immediately think of my grandmother. more

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I hadn’t seen Vera for years.  Now I see her just about every time Carolyn and I drive back to see Carolyn’s mother, Beth. I hadn’t seen Vera for years. Now I see her just about every time Carolyn and I drive back to see Carolyn’s mother, Beth. more

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Putting Alzheimer’s in Perspective more

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Sometimes our most important work as family caregivers includes being able to juggle what your loved one truly needs with what they truly believe they want. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:56 AM Editor's Pen

“Doctor, are you sure?” I questioned.“We’re never sure, but all indications point to Alzheimer’s as your mom’s diagnosis. more

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Caregiving itself is an art. Many today are part of the Sandwich Generation who find themselves caring for both young children and teenagers as well as aging parents. more

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After a parent or loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, cognitive decline is likely top of mind for caregivers and family members, but behavioral changes can also be challenging and distressing. more

Jun 29, 2017 12:57 PM Articles 1 Comments

I saw her from a distance Carefully keeping in step with the world, the rules, the time. more

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As a caregiver faced with caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, we are concerned for our loved one’s safety above all else. more

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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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