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Dear Carol: My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was only 57, but he had difficulty with both decision-making and short-term memory for quite a while before that. He eventually had to retire. For now, though it’s not ideal, he can be alone for most of my workday. He can still use a computer, and he enjoys watching some TV. Since I’m working only 15 minutes away from home, we’re holding off on in-home caregivers, partially due to the cost. Most of his friends are in our age group and still working during the day so he feels lost and sometimes depressed. Any ideas about how I can help his days go better while I’m gone? - TG

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