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Moved by M

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on March 6, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (3)

"Moved by M" 
By Erica Hornthal, CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy



From t
he moment I met M, I could see a vibrant, active, motivated man. H...

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How to Deal with The Bad Days

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on October 23, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

How to Deal with The Bad Days

By Ashley Skellenger

We all have bad da...

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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 6 (6 of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on October 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

  
An excerpt from my book,

“One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”  

Acceptance  
The final stage is acceptance, which finally came in the third year. People often ...
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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 5 (5 of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on October 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)
  
An excerpt from my book,
“One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”

Depression  
The next stage is depression. Losing the quality of life you on...

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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 4 (4 of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on October 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)
  
An excerpt from my book,
“One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships” 

Guilt (continued)  
Many thoughts crowded my head. I...

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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 3 (of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on October 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

  
An excerpt from my book, “One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”  

Bargaining  
The third stage is bargaining. I suspected that Charlene was trying to bargain with God that if she did such and such a thing that He would...
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Let's Talk About Resentment

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on September 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)
  


As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, resentment can become an overwhelmingly familiar feeling. We resent friends and family who seem to have disappeared from our lives at a time when we needed them the most. We resent them for not helping out or stepping up to do their part to take care of the person afflicted with Alzheimer’s. We are drowning ...

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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 2 (of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on August 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

An excerpt from my book,
“One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”  

At times, she didn’t even want to look at me or touch me. If she didn’t retreat into her room and slam the door, then I usually had...
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Caregiving: The Grief Process: Part 1 (of 6)

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on August 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)
 
An excerpt from my book,
“One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”   

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Feelings of Social Isolation as a Caregiver as well as for the Alzheimer's Patient!

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on July 16, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (1)




Over the course of eleven years, I was honored to be a caregiver for both of my parents. My dad was diagnosed at the age of 66 with Alzheimer’s Disease. He battled the disease for seven years. Two years after my father had passed away, my mother was diagnosed with Dementia. My mother was 73 years old and died at the age of 76 years old.  

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