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  1. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

    There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with Alzheimer's may get frustrated or confused easily, try these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and setti

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  2. Are You at Risk for Caregiver Burnout?

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be more stressful than caring for people with other serious diseases. That's because people with Alzheimer's disease often need care for decades, rather than a few months or years, says Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer

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  3. Alzheimer's Caregivers: Sandwiched Between Parenting Your Kids and Your Parents

    There are about 10 million people in the U.S. -- mostly women – who have chosen to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a grueling job in itself, but many aren’t only caregiving. They’re also raising kids of their own -- and maybe working – at the same time. “You’re already a pare

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  4. 7 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease

    It's one of the most feared brain diseases: Alzheimer's. It robs people of their memory bit by bit, has no cure -- and with an aging population, shows no sign of slowing down. The media is riddled with stories about its causes, symptoms, and prevention. But some of those reports don't tell the whole

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  5. NFL Star Terrell Owens Tackles Alzheimer's Disease

    Every time NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens steps onto the football field, his mind turns to the woman he credits with getting him there: his grandmother. She took him in when he was a young boy and raised him. What breaks his heart is that she will never know how far he's come. Alice Black was diagn

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  6. Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's: One Woman's Story

    I didn't know anything about Alzheimer's before my mother and my stepfather developed it at roughly the same time in the spring of 2005. I was living outside of Portland, Oregon; they were living in Mission, Texas. They were 86 and 84, respectively. I had tried to talk them into moving to an assiste

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  7. David Hyde Pierce: Advocate for Alzheimer's Research

    David Hyde Pierce's longest-running role to date has been as an advocate for Alzheimer's disease awareness and research. Best known as Niles Crane, the character he played for 11 years on NBC's hit sitcom Frasier (as well as his 2008 Tony for the Broadway musical Curtains), Pierce originally got inv

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  8. Dealing With Alzheimer's Disease Memory Loss

    For John MacInnes, the beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease were startling. The retired executive and former pastor in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., first realized something was wrong as he was delivering a PowerPoint presentation to a community group. “Then in mid-sentence, I had problems,” he says. “I had

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  9. How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

    By Kate Ashford From making their daily life easier to affording in-home care, here's the (money) wise guide you need   When Sue Dietz noticed her mother's dementia worsening, she began spending every day at her parents' house near Pittsburgh — making sure her mom was eating properly and taking medi

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  10. The Emotional Toll of Alzheimer's

    The Oscar-nominated movie Away from Her portrays a long-married couple struggling with Alzheimer's disease and the emotional toll it causes when the wife, played by actress Julie Christie, gives her affection to another man whom she meets in a nursing home. This heart-wrenching and emotional dramati

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