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Be an advocate for your loved one with their healthcare provider

Think about your last doctor’s appointment. At any point during the visit, did you find yourself intimidated? Did the doctor order tests? Did you understand what they were and why they were ordered? Once the results were in and the doctor explained them, did you understand everything? Were you comfortable…

Social isolation is all too common for those with dementia

Most often, people diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease exhibit symptoms in their mid-to-late 60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease can appear as early as 30, though thankfully, that’s rare. By the time someone reaches 60, they have many life experiences with family, friends, and acquaintances. They often…

Who knows how many choices an Alzheimer’s caregiver makes?

Each morning arrives with a new set of choices. The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions a day, according to researchers at Cornell University, and more responsibility brings with it more decisions. I wonder how many decisions a caregiver faces each day. Pregnant women are often told…