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Dementia Caregivers

Her Heart Remembers: Still Mom

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Janelle Capra

Dementia doesn't just affect the person who has it, it has a domino affect on the entire family -- the family members who live with it everyday and those who may just share in the journey from a distance.

Global Rise In Alzheimer's Creating Shortage Of Caregivers

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A global rise in cases of the mind-robbing Alzheimer's disease is creating a chronic shortage of carers, with the number...

The Alzheimer's Reality: A Nation in Diapers

Deborah Swiss | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

Like many diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my mother was angry and hostile in the early phases. Four years later, she's helpless and docile. The woman who managed a busy medical practice has no idea what day or year it is.

Why Your Loved One's Dementia Doesn't Have to Be a Death Sentence for You, Too

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Remember that as close as you may be to your spouse (or parent), his or her death sentence is not your death sentence. Protect yourself from undue stress by staying strong and remembering that you have a choice in how you choose to react to your loved one's illness.

Who Suffers More: Alzheimer's Patients or Their Caregivers?

Marie Marley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

To help reduce your distress the next time your loved one is distressed, try to remain aware that people with dementia live only in the present. That way you can end your suffering as quickly as your loved one does, and then you can both move on to something more pleasant.

How To Build Meaningful Relationships In Spite Of Dementia

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Being the caregiver for someone you love who is gradually losing mental capacities is about as tough as it gets in human life outside of wars, disasters and profound poverty.