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Is Caregiving Good or Bad for Your Health?

The word "burden" appears almost ubiquitously in headlines heralding the results of research conducted on family caregivers, and many true caregiving stories focus on the immense challenges inherent i…

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Need Some Inspiration? This Musician with Alzheimer’s Just Won a Grammy

Glen Campbell won his sixth Grammy this past Sunday, proving that the human spirit is more powerful than any kind of medical diagnosis. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” co-written by Campbell and Julian R…

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This is How Much Alzheimer’s Care Could Cost You

There's a lot you can buy for $4,000—a month's rent on a three-bedroom apartment in New York City's Upper East Side, a 2005 Volvo S40, a six-person, 270 gallon hot tub. But if you're a caregiver to a …

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5 Things People with Alzheimer’s Want to Tell You

To honor National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we asked men and women who are living with Alzheimer's to share their thoughts on what they'd like to tell the world: I've been diagnosed, no…

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The Caregiving Task That’s More Stressful Than Divorce

When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Is it safe for grandma to still be driving? Can dad continue to live on his own? Should …

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Real-Life Love Stories That Will Banish Your Inner Cynic (Video)

All too often, we walk around in a jaded mindset—making assumptions about the selfish motivations behind the actions of strangers, colleagues and acquaintances. Apart from being purely unproductive…

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The Shocking Alzheimer’s Revelation that Could Impact 600,000 Americans

Memory loss is often regarded as the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, but more than 10 percent of Alzheimer’s patients have little or no trouble with their recall, according to a surprising, new Mayo Clinic r…

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How Poetry Can Help People with Dementia

For 20 minutes, silence blankets the room, punctuated only by the soft breathing of two women who are seated, facing one another. The eldest of the two struggles to speak—she has dementia and talki…

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3 Women Who Are Re-Defining The Future of Caregiving

Taking care of a loved one requires one to possess solid time management techniques, know how to deal with different types of people, effectively cope with stress, and be able to handle the unexpected…

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Mountain Climber Attempts 7 Summits for Alzheimer’s Research

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com Contributing Editor A family is never quite the same after an Alzheimer's diagnosis. The disease gradually destroys memory, robs sufferers of a lifetime of memories…

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