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Valentine's Day When Your Spouse Doesn't Know You

CoupleiStock-643531538__1_This Valentine's Day, millions of spouses will be masking their pain as they struggle to celebrate a day dedicated to love. Their husband or wife who has dementia either doesn't understand what the day is about or, worse yet, doesn't recognize them for who they are. In a previous post, I wrote about my own pain as I, the family caregiver, helped my parents go through the motions of celebrating special days.

Continue reading on HealthCentral to learn more about the pain and love that comes with celebrations like Valentine's Day - when your spouse doesn't know you.

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