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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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I Just Miss Her

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on July 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

 



A few weeks ago, I stopped at Giant to pick up a few things. As I was walking up and down the aisles, my eyes suddenly filled up with tears and I became very emotional. All of the sudden, I just felt overwhelmingly sad. I quickly grabbed the rest of the items I needed and went through the self-checkout. By the time I made it out to my car, I was full o...

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Having a MINDful Diet

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on July 10, 2017 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found that what we eat and don’t eat, does factor into whether we are increasing our risk for developing Alzheimer’s.  


Carbohydrates & Sugars  
A diet hi...

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A Very Long Goodbye

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on July 10, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)




Today is two days before our youngest son’s 21st birthday and 16 days before the one year anniversary of when we moved my father to a memory care facility. Today our son, Scott and I spent time with my dad and his Papa.  

I miss my dad so very much. He is no longer with us, just his shell of a body. My dad was my rock. He was my ...

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In the Quiet Shadows of Alzheimer's

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on July 5, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)




My name is Carol Williams-Deacon and my father passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in June 2010. He battled with the disease for 11 long years. He was a WWII Veteran and had a very strong sense of self, therefore to see him deteriorate both intellectually and physically was quite difficult.  

My awareness, knowledge, and experience with ...

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Caring for Your Parent with Alzheimer's While Caring for Yourself

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on June 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)



"Where'd you go? I miss you so.

Seems like it's been forever, That you've been gone." -Fort Minor  

I have come to hate the sound of running water. The faucet water in the sink has been known to run for hour...
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A Caregivers Journey from the US to Puerto Rico

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on May 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


(Rates for Regions with Alzheimer's in Puerto Rico)


Have you ever wondered how health care is for Alzheimer’s patients outside of your state, county or area?

Well I live in Puerto Rico with my mother and father for almost 10 years now. My mom has...

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Do you have Caregiver Burnout?

Posted by Alzheimer's Caregiver Support on May 16, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Caregiving is not only about taking care of someone’s needs. It’s CARING about someone. Right now, in over 20% of all households in the U.S., someone carries the role of “unpaid caregiver” for a relative, friend or neighbor. And while it can be richly rewarding, (for me, the reward included building a deeper closeness with my dad) there are SO many challen...

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