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Are wishes strong desires with a minimum chance of fruition? Are hopes strong desires with an expectation of an outcome? Read more

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Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with Alzheimer's disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, don't expect too much. It's not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks. Read more

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I don't know that much about LBD...I stay with my husband 24/7..I see the changes but very scared and confused about his prognosis. Almost nobody's heard of it..in pretty much...lost. Read more

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What rights do a I have as a live-in caregiver for my parent? Do I have a right to privacy from siblings who visit unannounced? Read more

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I'm a caregiver for my mother who's a paranoid schizophrenic and my brother who's autistic. There's not really many resources for me in the suburbs of Philadelphia at least face-to-face resources or meetings or support groups. Read more

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I believe my parents - who have different stages of Alzheimer's; should be allowed to  "participate" in anything that involves their care (ie: who, what, where, when, etc.); as well as any & all family conferences in their regard. Read more

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A 7 am call woke me. “Bob had a fall and didn’t call for help. He’s okay.” My husband resided at a memory care facility. He fell often, i.e. one of the reasons for his admittance. Read more

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When I began caring for my mother with Alzheimer’s disease, I knew nothing about memory loss, Alzheimer’s behaviors or the intensity of need that caring demands. Read more

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In the U.S. today there are more than one million people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. PD is a progressive movement disorder that affects the central nervous system. Read more

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This article is about how I learned to become a caregiver and what I found to be the 10 most useful things to know in caregiving—not only for myself, but also for Les. Read more

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Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a difficult task as each day brings unique challenges and the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Read more

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Since the person with AD no longer possesses the mental skills to be completely independent, a special brand of leadership is called for. At least one person must assume overall authority for ensuring the well-being of the person with AD Read more

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A lifetime snoop I have always looked inside other shoppers’ buggies to see if they are buying better groceries than I am. As a consequence, I was inadvertently trailing the woman who was now in front of me. Read more

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A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. Read more

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My mother has Alzheimer's, a disease that affects both memory and cognitive abilities. What follows is an actual conversation I had with my mom. Read more

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If you are providing care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, it might seem that the word “no” has become a natural response to any question. “Ready for your shower?” “No.” “Are you hungry?” “No.” Read more

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Regular physical exercise is important for brain health. Being active is important whether a person has normal memory and thinking abilities or has a memory disorder Read more

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There are a number of takes on telling the person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the truth. I would propose a couple of things to keep in mind: Read more

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So help me heaven, if I don’t find humor in what is now happening in our lives, I don’t think I’ll ever get through it. It started out so subtly—my husband asking me what day it was. Read more

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Hi to all. I have been caring for my Mom since 2013. She only has one functioning kidney and one that died but, is still there. My gravest concern is that in 2013 she broke her left hip. Read more

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