The Stages of Alzheimers dementia

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Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer’s Disease or… What City is this anyway?

The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease My mother was in her late 70's when her second husband passed away. The time and photo of her, with my son, was 10 years before her diagnosis. Her first marriage had not been a happy one but this second mating was perfect.  Mom enjoyed a full and happy life for 15 years with her second husband,  a kind and caring man. They traveled the East Coast, sights … [Read More...]

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Common Questions about dementia

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Incontinence may be an Issue for those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Incontinence may be an issue with dementia Loss of bladder or bowel control often becomes an issue for those with Alzheimers Dementia. My Mom never had this problem but I did notice that as her memory failed, she found it more difficult to make it to the bathroom in a timely fashion and did have accidents. Many friends in the "Group Home" where mom lived the last few years of her life did have … [Read More...]

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers often Yearn for “Home”

When my mom first began to ask “to go home,” I assumed she meant her “own” home, the home where she’d lived for many years before coming to live with us. It took me awhile to figure out I was wrong. Mom would politely inform me that ‘she had enjoyed her visit but she was […]

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Should you Lie to someone with Alzheimer’s dementia

Should you lie to someone with Alzheimer’s dementia? Honesty is NOT always the ‘best policy’ if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s / dementia. I learned that lesson as caregiver for my Mom who passed away a few years ago. Though I knew the lie was inevitable, I still struggled with the idea of […]

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The Famous Faces of Alzheimer’s

Famous Faces of Alzheimer's We often feel alone if we are a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's. And even more alone if we are diagnosed with Alzheimer's our self. When my mom began showing … [Read More...]

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