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A: Accept that some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make lie ahead. For example, when does nursing home care become the best or, perhaps, the only option? more

Oct 18, 2017 9:54 AM Articles

I care for my husband who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's.  I love my husband dearly but he no longer knows me nor can we have the wonderful conversations we used to have.  It gets very very lonely. more

Sep 25, 2017 12:00 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

Aug 25, 2017 12:44 PM Editor's Pen

Caregivers who are just beginning their journey may feel adult day care services are for later stages of their loved one’s situation. The sooner caregivers locate and enroll their family member in a program more

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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes. more

Aug 18, 2017 2:50 PM Articles

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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My Dad is 83 years old and is still driving his car everywhere. He has quit driving on the highway, at least as far as i can tell. more

Jul 31, 2017 2:57 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

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

Jul 17, 2017 8:00 PM Carenotes 5 Comments

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

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