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A Letter From a Reader: Please Forgive me Because I Sometimes get Angry

We often get calls and emails from overwhelmed Alzheimer’s caregivers looking for help.  We received an email yesterday from a frustrated caregiver and thought we would share it with the community in hopes it will help others in the same position.

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Communicating with Alzheimer’s

Communicating with Alzheimer’s is difficult, but don’t stop trying. Even more frustrating for the person with Alzheimer’s than the difficulty he is experiencing making his thoughts known to you is the thought that you have given up trying, or don’t want to communicate with him.

Holly Schmid and Bernice

Important Lessons from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Early in my caregiving role for our family friend, Bernice, I could have used and surely would have welcomed some important lessons from an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

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Old Age or Alzheimer’s Disease?

Is Alzheimer’s disease or any dementia part of the normal aging process? In other words, if we live long enough will we get dementia? Are the memory problems we see in an aging person the normal effects of old age or Alzheimer’s?