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Caregiver Voices: A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time I have a sister whom I love with all my heart and I have a best friend whose mother, whom I love with all my heart, are both suffering with the insidious disease that has a … Continue reading

Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Fight of My life

As we go into February the year seems to be flying by already. The thing is with this disease “Time” seems so distorted. Sometimes I have been told that when Elaine is in the kitchen I go in two minutes … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Senile Dementia

What is Senility? Senility, which is now more commonly referred to as dementia, is characterized by a decrease in cognitive abilities. This may include the person’s ability to concentrate, to recall information, and to properly judge a situation. Senility is … Continue reading

Paying For Healthcare

Many financial issues arise when you are responsible for a loved one’s care. These may be new to you and can often be confusing. In this section, we will provide you with information that will help you understand your options … Continue reading

Bereavement and Grief

People cope with the loss of a loved one in many different ways. For some, the experience may lead to personal growth, even though it is a difficult and trying time. There is no right or wrong way to cope … Continue reading

Is a Clinical Trial Right For You or Your Loved One?

Among the many decisions you will face as a patient (or caregiver) dealing with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials help scientists understand how AD affects the brain and facilitate … Continue reading