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If a family member has Alzheimer’s, will I get it?

A family history of Alzheimer’s disease does not mean for sure that you’ll have it. But, it may mean you are more likely to develop it. 25 more words

Resources

Dementia speaks

Here’s are some of the things Mary, my mother-in-law, said to me while I sat beside her in the rehab center:

I think I’m going to have a feel a big feel… 376 more words

Aging

Former Jets star Mark Gastineau, 60, has dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease

NEW YORK  — Former New York Jets sack-dancing star Mark Gastineau has been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, he told WOR Radio on Thursday. 205 more words

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Love In The Land Of Dementia

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

I will be the first one to admit, that my caregiving journey did not include the special trails and tribulations when caring for someone who has dementia or   For many families, a diagnosis of dementia is an ending. 200 more words

Caregiving

The Beauty of Remembrance

How beautiful it is to remember the clutch of my mother’s warm hand, gentle upon my own as she pulled me into her prayer circle. 126 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

...to blur

My mother is cross telling her stories. The lines have blurred between Day Island and San Francisco. It is interesting and can be fun in how the stories turn and we hear new ones about her childhood that were never heard before – but still. 26 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

If the author sounds bored reading their own book...

Rain, ice, slippery roads…this past week has been “Pure Michigan” joy. We headed to town on Tuesday (because eldest had to get to a college class and there was no way we were letting her drive–otherwise we wouldn’t have gone anywhere) and saw three cars off the side of the road. 509 more words