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Love and Dementia: How to Support a Couple Coping with Memory Loss

A dementia diagnosis takes a toll on everyone; from the individual diagnosed, to their family and friends. But, it can particularly effect a spouse, making it difficult to strengthen a relationship already going through so much change.Fortunately, there are things you can do to support a couple with memory loss. Learn more about love and dementia. A Couple Coping with Memory Loss Gilva Kaufmann has been married to her husband, George, for 30 years. But, in many ways, George isn’t the same person she said “I do” to all those years ago. In 2001, George was diagnosed with dementia and then a few years later, with Alzheimer’s disease. “He’s here, but he’s not here,” Gilva says....
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A Valentine's Day Promise to a Loved One with Alzheimer's

In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, author Mara Botonis shares a few words with us about loving someone with Alzheimer's and how to stay connected with a loved one despite the progression of dementia. Learn more. A Promise to a Loved One with Alzheimer's I will always love you. The way I feel about you is based upon all of our shared history, all of our memories, all of the experiences over the years that make up the unique story of our relationship.Honestly, it does break my heart that you are unable to remember the ties that bind us as clearly as I do. But, I remember. I know that if you had the...
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