Letting Go, Because Achieving is No Longer Needed

Letting Go, Because Achieving is No Longer Needed

Karen Croley is an author and daughter of a newly diagnosed father with Alzheimer’s. Learn more from her writing about the disease in “Letting Go, Because Achieving is No Longer Needed.” Letting Go, Because Achieving is No Longer Needed It wasn’t always like this. I greet my Dad and I am received with a great […]

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The Stranger Downstairs

The Stranger Downstairs

Caregiver Lyzeth Lopez shares her personal experiences with Alzheimer’s in this moving story about her grandmother’s disease. Learn more about “The Stranger Downstairs.” The Stranger Downstairs Every night at nine p.m., I find myself tucking her into bed. Frail and thin, her body stiffens, and I remind her to relax. Weighing in at just under 100 […]

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How Long Does It Take? Waiting for Alzheimer’s to Leave

How Long Does It Take? Waiting for Alzheimer’s to Leave

Author Nancy Dafoe describes her navigation through Alzheimer’s and shares her thoughts on her Mother’s disease with us today. Learn more from her story The Impact of Alzheimer’s Yesterday morning, I woke suddenly to the sound of a ringing phone. Because I was startled by what turned out to be yet another political robocall, I recalled part of […]

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Speaking Out About Alzheimer’s

Speaking Out About Alzheimer’s

Author and caregiver, Jean Lee, had her parents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s on the same day. Learn more from her personal experience as a caregiver and daughter speaking out about the disease. Being an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Caregivers. We are all caregivers. As humans we care for one another, or we should. Most especially, we care for those close to […]

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She’s My Mother

She’s My Mother

Author and caregiver, Annette Januzzi Wick, shares her personal experiences on transitioning loved ones with dementia with Alzheimers.net, for those beginning this process. She’s My Mother At 8 a.m., I was lounging in pajamas when the phone rang. For the past hour, I had been reviewing my place in the maze of a manuscript and […]

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Using a Caregiver Support Group for Dementia

Using a Caregiver Support Group for Dementia

There comes a time in the lives of many people when they understand they must “bite the bullet.” With caregivers for Alzheimer’s and other progressive dementias, it is most likely the moment when the diagnosis is made for our loved one, or when we see our loved one gradually losing cognitive and functional abilities. A caregiver support […]

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Dementia: Lost and Found

Dementia: Lost and Found

Is it possible to vanish in plain sight? In cases of dementing disorders, sadly, we learn that the answer is yes — a person can be physically present and fully accounted for, yet still be absent Learn more from the author, Dr. Charles Dodgen, and his writing about dementia. Dementia: Lost and Found The deterioration […]

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Dementia Care: What’s Covered by Medicaid and What’s Not

Dementia Care: What’s Covered by Medicaid and What’s Not

As dementia worsens, many caregivers start to wonder what they can expect of long-term care through Medicaid. The mind begins to deteriorate, and unfortunately, it’s no longer possible for that individual to continue to live independently. In this article, Senior Planning Services, a NJ-based Medicaid planning company that assists seniors and their families with Medicaid-sponsored […]

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