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November 2015

My thoughts are that if you think you’re a caregiver, you likely are a caregiver. This round of holidays could be your first as a caregiver or your 10th, but it never hurts to be reminded of ways to de-stress this time of year. - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/alzheimers/c/62/164658/caregiver-coping-holiday#sthash.PPHaXYZG.dpuf Read more →


Bredesen reported that within six months, nine patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer's, did not show improvement. The scientists involved in the study say that more, larger studies are planned. Read more →


The care home has since made it a point to provide this simple, comforting service regularly for their night owls. A measure that has been met with much success in helping to control wandering in Alzheimer's patients. Read more →


Thanksgiving, as another November holiday, reminds me to think of ways that caregiving, tough as it can be, also offers caregivers a time to note the special blessings we’ve received when we are open to recognizing the gifts. After all, caring for one another is, in my view, one of the answers to “why are we here. Read more →


His death was pain free and dignified. We’ve both had long lives, so why is this time of year so hard for me? I have a loving son and daughter-in-law as well as two grandchildren. I feel guilty about being angry and frustrated when I should be feeling grateful for memories of a happy marriage and a good life now. How do I get past this? - Mattie Read more →


However, large numbers of the people who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia at this time are trying to make the point that it is equally important to put imagination, research and funding into how to care for those who already have this incurable disease. Read more →


Does this mean that I think aging is a disease? I'd rather think of it as something that we can do better if we care enough about ourselves to try. So, in this way, yes I think we can change the course of our lives to some degree. However, we will all age. Read more →