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Lewy Body, the Other Dementia

Lewy Body, the Other Dementia

Helen Buell Whitworth and James Whitworth, authors of a: “Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia” and “Managing Cognitive Issues: in Parkinson’s and Other Lewy Body Disorders,” share this passage with us about Lewy Body dementia. Learn more from their story. Lewy Body, the Other Dementia When Jim Whitworth’s wife, Annie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1999, […]

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How Writing Can Help the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

How Writing Can Help the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Author and poet Margaret Gibson shares her personal experiences through poetry, and writes about her journey as a caregiver for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease with us today. Learn more about how writing can help the Alzheimer’s caregiver. Writing Poetry Through Alzheimer’s I was my husband David McKain’s primary caregiver for six years, during the earlier […]

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Unconditional Love and Alzheimer’s

Unconditional Love and Alzheimer’s

Author Carmie Renda shares her and her family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease, and what the experience taught her about unconditional love. Learn more. The Progression of Alzheimer’s My mother, Mary Rose Renda, was my everything, but at the end, I don’t really think she knew I was her daughter. I was just a nice lady from the […]

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A Passage Through Alzheimer’s

A Passage Through Alzheimer’s

Author Nancy Dafoe describes her family’s navigation through Alzheimer’s disease in her novel: “An Iceberg in Paradise: A Passage Through Alzheimer’s.” She shares her thoughts on identity, and the passage through Alzheimer’s with us today. Learn more. Identity and Alzheimer’s French philosopher Rene Descartes once wrote: “Cogito ergo sum,”  or, “I think, therefore I am.” Our identity […]

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Reflecting on Memory and “The Story of Forgetting”

Reflecting on Memory and “The Story of Forgetting”

Author Leland Pitts-Gonzalez reflects on Alzheimer’s disease and memory, and reviews Stefan Merrill Block’s novel: “The Story of Forgetting.” Stefan Merrill Block’s novel, “The Story of Forgetting,” focuses on two characters connected by the ravages of disease, the power of memory, and, ultimately, a hidden family bond. Read the following analysis and review of Block’s […]

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Eat Well: Dishware for Dementia

Eat Well: Dishware for Dementia

Sha Yao shares her personal story and connection to Alzheimer’s disease with us, and also writes about why she was inspired to create dishware for dementia. Learn more about her incredible tribute and story. Inspiration for Dishware for Dementia When I was little, my grandmother took care of my sister and I while my parents […]

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Quote: What I Wanted To Do

Quote: What I Wanted To Do

“I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.” — Melody Beattie

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Poem: Silence

Poem: Silence

Silence by Johnny Walks I see your strength in your silence oh wise one where have you gone I see your strength in your beauty oh great one I see you It is pure delight that I know of you I see your strength in your muscles oh magnificent one I see your strength in […]

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