World Alzheimer’s Day

HelpWhatDoIDoNow_FrontCoverSeptember 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

If you know someone with Alzheimer’s–and especially if you are a caregiver–I highly recommend the book written by a sister, Nancy Nicholson. Nancy has both personal experience (as a caregiver for our father) and professional experience (as a social worker in a nursing home environment). She wrote Help! What Do I Do Now? Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s to give simple, basic help and advice to caregivers. It’s a great gift for new caregivers.

As one of several caregivers for my father and as the sole caregiver for my husband Jack, I have personal experience with the disease. I have shared my experiences in a number of previous posts, including the following:

You can find other articles by typing “Alzheimer’s” in the search box at the top of the page.

I hope you have never had personal experience with Alzheimer’s, but I also hope that if you don’t know much about the disease, you will educate yourself. The brief video below explains the magnitude of the problem.


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