Cognitive Decline and Obstinacy

Cognitive Decline and Obstinacy

Author and caregiver, Annette Januzzi Wick, shares her own personal experiences with Alzheimers.net about her mother’s cognitive decline and obstinacy. Obstinacy Before Dementia When I was younger, my mother rode her Schwinn bike to our ballgames, to that space called the “fields,” large blocks of grass that were the summer salvation of every kid in […]

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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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An Alzheimer’s Countdown

An Alzheimer’s Countdown

Author Ellen Javernick shares with Alzheimers.net a look into an Alzheimer’s countdown, and how the disease has personally impacted her and her father’s life. The Alzheimer’s Diagnosis We laughed at dad’s response when the doctor asked, “John, can you tell me the name of the president?” “Of course I can’t,” said my father. “Don’t you know […]

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Reminiscence Books to Help People with Alzheimer’s

Reminiscence Books to Help People with Alzheimer’s

Reminiscence books and therapy have been used to help treat people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, resulting in a more balanced mindset by restoring a sense of self and identity. Author Judi Parkinson explores how reminiscence books may help people with Alzheimer’s. How Reminiscence Books Affect Alzheimer’s We love to reminisce. Reminiscing can trigger a variety of emotions that […]

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Life Inside Alzheimer’s

Life Inside Alzheimer’s

Author Jan Larsen-Fendt, RN, BSN, writes what life is like inside Alzheimer’s disease, to help other caregivers through the highs and lows of caring for a loved one with dementia. Learn more from the writing that she has shared with Alzheimers.net. Life Inside Alzheimer’s “Mrs. Johnson, you’re going to be a mother!” Oh, the joy those […]

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Why I Wrote a Novel about Alzheimer’s

Why I Wrote a Novel about Alzheimer’s

Author Nicholas Conley, shares with Alzheimers.net why he wrote a novel about Alzheimer’s and shares how the disease has impacted his life. Why I Wrote a Novel about Alzheimer’s Writing was my first passion in life. From a young age, I had a deep love of storytelling. Character arcs moved me, twist endings made me jump, […]

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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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Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015

Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015

This November, for Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month, author Mara Botonis is sharing a story about honoring family caregivers and remembering those impacted by the disease. Learn more from her story for Alzheimer’s and Family Caregivers Month 2015. Honoring Those Impacted by Alzheimer’s Karen Francis, MSW, CDP, started a “Lights of Love” candlelight service as a […]

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