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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While I’m Gone: An Alzheimer’s Story

While I’m Gone: An Alzheimer’s Story

Carol Bagazinski, author and president of NextFriend, LLC, describes her experiences and time spent visiting with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more from her honest and touching Alzheimer’s story. While I’m Gone She cannot remember my name, even though for the most part, I have been her only visitor for years. Repeatedly, she asks me what […]

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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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