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Antidepressants MAY slow Alzheimer’sDisease

May, just may, and so far only in mice, but the results in mice are pretty significant.

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by | May 16, 2014 · 12:13 pm

Chicken Soup for the Soul living with Alzheimer’s

From the story reprinted here, this book, which benefits the Alzheimer’s’ Society will also benefit those who read it, with its heart-warming stories of the survival of love and compassion.

And it might benefit the larger society, by showing the person beneath the disease, and how that person can be still present and lived with and loved.

With the enormous number of people (millions and millions) now struggling to live with Alzheimer’s, as patients or caregivers, I am beginning to think our biggest challenge is to make living with Alzheimer’s as normal as living with cancer. Forty or fifty years ago, cancer was only whispered about. Now people are open about their struggles, and so they get much social support, right down to classes of children shaving their heads to support friends undergoing chemo.

I wonder if that kind of acceptance (and understanding in society of how to behave with the patient) might help ease some of the heartache and fear we caregivers go through, so often alone?

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by | April 23, 2014 · 10:34 am

Questions When Looking for Residences

Here is a handy checklist of questions for the unhappy days when you are trying to sort out residential care

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by | December 17, 2013 · 10:42 am

Useful site and nice newsletter

The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer newsletter shows up in my email every couple of weeks with calm words of advise and encouragement from other caregivers, as well as news of any research updates. I find it very supportive.


by | September 14, 2013 · 8:11 pm