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Your Loved One Has Just Been Diagnosed With Alzheimer's. Now What?

Your Loved One Has Just Been Diagnosed With Alzheimer's. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning your spouse, parent, or family member has Alzheimer's disease, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain memory loss, inability to focus,...
Posted 10/03/2019
How good boundaries make caregiving easier

How Good Boundaries Make Caregiving Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Caregiving Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Being a caregiver for someone who has Alzheimer's disease can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you became a caregiver. Do you have a tough time being direct...
Posted 08/16/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For caregivers, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's easier not to share your...
Posted 06/25/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. For caregivers, saying "no" can...
Posted 06/05/2019
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When You Can’t Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First

When You Can’t Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First

How being a caregiver has affected my life—this topic alone covers so much.I was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who traveled after working in hospitals and home-care facilities. As a "local" traveling nurse I went to homes very much in the...
Posted 05/23/2019
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When You Miss the Person Sitting Right Next to You

When You Miss the Person Sitting Right Next to You

I wish I would have gotten to know my aunt better before her onset of Alzheimer's.There are so many questions I wish I could have asked her before she lost her memory. She is 99 years old and will be 100 on Christmas Eve. My mom died when I was...
Posted 05/12/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Sandra Day O'Connor's Alzheimer's Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Sandra Day O'Connor's Alzheimer's Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed she had dementia in late 2018, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the Alzheimer's community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us and the people we care for...
Posted 04/23/2019
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