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Surviving Alzheimer's

5 Things I Miss About My Dad's Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Distressing as it was for everyone who knew and loved him to see him change, our good times didn't end. In fact, some of my most endearing memories of him came after he had "changed."

6 Timely Things to Know If Your Mom Has Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

If your mom has Alzheimer's disease, Mother's Day, other holidays, and her birthday can be bittersweet. It's hard enough to watch your mother get older. Being an eye-witness to a brain-altering disease can also try your patience and break your heart.

10 Creative Ways to Help When Your Help Isn't Wanted

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Parents are driven by a need for control, and their adult children are driven by a need to solve problems, get things done, and tick items off a to-do list. That disconnect can be crazymaking -- for both sides.

9 Ideas For Music Therapy For Alzheimer's Patients At Home

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

My dad couldn't always remember my name, but he could sing every word of "The Blue Skirt Waltz." When he danced with his youngest granddaughter to Frankie Yankovic, the effects of his dementia disappeared into a polka beat.

Don't Believe These 6 Excuses That Add Stress to Alzheimer's Care

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

You're right. Nobody can replace you. But you're not looking for a replacement. All you need is somebody to relieve you, for a little while.

5 Naked Truths About Sex, Your Parents -- and Alzheimer's

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Sexual urges can run hot and bothered long after an Alzheimer's diagnosis -- in ways that can often leave surprised targets simply bothered.

The Little Question That Can Change Alzheimer's Care

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

If you want to change the behavior of someone with Alzheimer's, ask yourself this little question: WHY?