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My Mom Has Stage 5 Alzheimer’s, And Is Always Looking For Her Children. Would a Doll Be Helpful?

As with all questions related to Alzheimer’s – especially at an advanced stage – what works for one patient may not work for another. It’s worth a try, though. All of us – Alzheimer’s patients included – have the basic

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What Kinds of Support Are Available For Someone With Alzheimer’s?

Yes, fortunately, support is available for an Alzheimer’s patient. After your loved one is diagnosed, one of your first stops should be a website calledwww.alzhope.com. It’s a loving community of families in similar situations. And it will reassure you that you’re not

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My Loved One With Alzheimer’s Isn’t Sleeping At Night. What Can I Do?

Many people with Alzheimer’s experience insomnia at some point…or at many points. Needless to say, if you’re the caregiver, that makes a tough job –your job – that much tougher. It’s a serious issue. And if your loved one isn’t getting

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How Can I Better Understand What My Loved One With Alzheimer’s Is Going Through?

Of course, you’ll never totally understand it, and you’ll never totally be able to feel it…in large part because your loved one will never totally understand it, let alone be able to express her feelings about it. There may be

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Should My Loved One Be Evaluated? And By Whom?

If you’re starting to ask yourself this question, then the answer is simple: Yes. When a loved one’s forgetfulness or confusion becomes obvious, it’s time for a complete examination by a physician. This is the best way to determine whether

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Re-Defining Aging: Guess Who Just Turned 72?

On May 24, an American icon turned 72. Can you guess who it is? Let’s drop some hints… *Some say he’s looked 72 since he was 22. * He has a voice that, depending on your taste, is either glorious

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families – Part 2

Some of the most important estate planning areas for a non-traditional family are living wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. If two people aren’t legally married, or related by blood, they may as well be strangers. The Florida

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