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"What if I see you, and I don't know that
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  you love me?"

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Making the decision, caring for your loved one at home or in a facility

If your loved one is living with dementia and you are struggling with the decision as to whether it is better to care for them at home or to place them in a dementia care facility, we know that it …

Finding the best support for your loved ones with dementia

Families with loved ones affected by dementia understand how challenging it can be to look after them and provide the support that they need. All loved ones have the best intentions and that is to take care of their parents …

Impact of Alzheimer’s disease on family and friends

Some of the most common feelings families and caregivers experience are guilt, grief and loss, and anger. Rest assured that you are not alone if you find yourself feeling these, too. Guilt It is quite common to feel guilty—guilty for …

6 Tips for Handling Family Conflicts While Caregiving

When it comes time to arrange care for yourself, your spouse or your aging parent, it works out best for everyone if family members can set aside their differences. With heightened emotions at play in caregiving situations, both sides will …

Creating a Memory Box

Tom felt the weight of a baseball gripped in his sweaty palm from inside the thick leather fold of his baseball glove, and suddenly he was back on the pitcher”s mound. He took the ball in his other hand, running …

Pushed to the Edge: Caregivers Who Kill

Murders and suicides involving caregivers across the U.S. serve as distressing examples of individuals snapping under the stress. In 2011 and so far this year, these and other horrific cases demonstrate how caregiver burnout can escalate to fatal incidents. A …

20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver

We’ve all heard the stories: An elderly woman hits the accelerator instead of the brakes and crashes into a building. A 90-year-old man backs his Cadillac onto a sidewalk and hits 10 people. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and …

Alzheimer’s Training Increasingly Required for Police Officers

A bill requiring law enforcement officers to undergo regular training on how to properly handle the behaviors of people with Alzheimer’s disease has just been signed into law by Indiana state governor, Mike Pence. The mandate comes nearly one year …

About younger-onset Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer’s if it affects a person under 65. Younger-onset can also be referred to as early-onset Alzheimer’s. People with younger-onset Alzheimer’s can be in the early, middle or late stage of the disease. …

America’s Growing Caregiving Crisis Spans Generations

LOS ANGELES–Wilbur Williams remembers when he finally asked for help. After his wife of over 50 years suffered a massive stroke in 2009, right after New Year’s, Williams visited her daily for nine months at a nursing home. When she …

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