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10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.

Bring Joy to a Person With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

The thing to remember is that people with Alzheimer's live only in the present. If you understand that you won't be disappointed when they shunt the present aside. The main thing is to bring them pleasure in the moment and that's what a wrapped gift usually does.

he Joys of Volunteering to Visit People With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

o matter what mood I'm in when I arrive, I always feel better when I leave. I truly do receive so much more than I give.

Alzheimer's Stories That Matter

Marie Marley | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The stories told by people with Alzheimer's can teach us a lot about their lives. They also help us find important topics to discuss when we visit, which can make our visits far more pleasant and meaningful to the person we're seeing.

People With Alzheimer's May Still Be 'There'

Marie Marley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.

Why You Should Visit Loved Ones With Alzheimer's -- Even if They Don't Recognize You

Marie Marley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was speaking at an Alzheimer's family support group recently. A man there told me that he visited his wife with advanced-stage dementia nearly every day, even though she didn't recognize him as her husband. He learned early on, however, that she knew when he'd missed a day.

10 Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Being an Alzheimer's caregiver is hard work that requires a lot of knowledge and many skills for getting along and for connecting with the person. Here are some tips to help you out on your caregiving journey.

5 Things Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Never Do

Marie Marley | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Let's face it. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's is hard work. You may have to deal with personality changes and difficult behaviors. What I want to achieve in this article is to offer some ideas about five things Alzheimer's caregivers should never do.

How to Behave When Visiting a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Visiting loved ones in their nursing homes is essential for your well-being as well as theirs. When your loved one is admitted, talk with the administrator or director of nursing about their policies for visits. Some facilities have written guidelines while others may have unwritten rules.

Obama Visit Comes With Mixed Response and Expectations

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Fresh from a visit to Aurora, Colo., a town still reeling from the shooting spree at a movie theater over the weekend, President Obama is at a political fundraiser in Oakland, Calif., a city accustomed to weekly, and sometimes daily, reports of deadly gun violence.