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The Lives You've Touched: A Digital Memory Album

Caregiver Judie Sowards shares her incredible story about creating a digital memory album for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease. The Lives You've Touched: A Digital Memory Album Coping with memory loss is not only distressing for the person experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s, but also for those around them. People with this illness become anxious about forgetting their past. They forget how important their life has been and those around them.Family members, as well as caretakers at nursing homes, want to try to provide opportunities to share memories by looking at photos, letters and souvenirs together. This can help jog the person’s memory, and may help them feel more calm and in control of their disease.As memories...
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More Alzheimer's Activists, More Challenges?

As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia reach epidemic proportions, more people living with the disease are using their personal experiences to call for increased funding and support.Their passionate cries are crucial to raising awareness and funds, but the disease itself brings unique challenges. Learn more about these courageous Alzheimer's activists and how the disease can be come a hindrance to advocacy. More Alzheimer’s Activists Are Speaking on Their Own Behalf According to the latest statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and 5.3 million of those people are Americans. It is projected that as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease by 2050 unless a cure is found.As...
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