National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. My first exposure to Alzheimer’s disease occurred in the late 1980s. My father, a very strong, intelligent, and independent man, started having episodes of confusion, memory loss, and changed behavior. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, none of us had ever heard of … Read more

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month

November is National Azheimer’s Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month.¬† The photo at the left shows¬†both an Alzheimer’s patient (my late husband Jack) and a caregiver (myself). Jack has been in Heaven for more than two years,but for several years before his death, I cared for him as his disease progressed. If you search the … Read more

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month/Family Caregivers Month 2012

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. There are many terrible diseases, but Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is different in that patients lose their memories and their personality. As the disease progresses, they may become very paranoid and believe that their caregivers are going to harm them. Rather than appreciating the … Read more