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Stress and the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Some of the busiest people working today are Alzheimer’s caregivers, and not just because of their caregiving duties. Most Alzheimer’s caregivers work long hours at fulltime jobs, take the kids to afterschool activities, make a stop by the grocery store on the way home, and prepare dinner for the family on top of their caregiving [...]
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How to Diffuse Dementia Care Battles

Helping another person with personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing and assistance with using the bathroom, can be uncomfortable for all involved. It’s hard to put modesty aside, and feelings of vulnerability can come into play. And at times, older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, can become overly [...]
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How to Determine When Alzheimer’s Disease Makes Driving Unsafe

The ability to get out of the house and go where you want when you want is a freedom many of us have enjoyed since we were sixteen. Driving is more than a routine part of adult life; it’s a powerful symbol of competence and independence. And the thought of having to give that up [...]
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