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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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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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Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia

Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia

Transitioning the care of a loved one with dementia can be a difficult process for all involved. Author and caregiver, Annette Januzzi Wick, shares her personal experiences and suggestions on transitioning loved ones with dementia with Alzheimers.net, for those beginning this process. Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia Emails downloaded while my legs wobbled. I had just […]

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A Journey from Concussions to CTE Dementia

A Journey from Concussions to CTE Dementia

Jim Proebstle, author of “Unintended Impact: One Athlete’s Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia,” shares his brother’s heartbreaking descent into dementia with Alzheimers.net. Concussions and Dementia After suffering football concussions in high school and college, Dick struggled unknowingly with the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) dementia. For decades, he fought the […]

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