Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s advocates

June 2012 Newsletter

Instead of striving to be perfect, aim for becoming the best caregiver

The notion that families take care of their own may inspire some caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease toward burnout.  While a caregiver believes that they know their loved one the best, they may not ask for any assistance and attempt to become the perfect caregiver.  Gary Joseph LeBlanc says there is no such thing as a perfect caregiver.  LeBlanc, who writes a weekly column called “Common Read the rest »

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April 2012 News

Writer laments that his mom no longer knows who he is

It is so surprising, but it is almost inevitable.  Chuck Gomez wrote that he would never forget the moment when he realized his mother no longer knew who he was.  Gomez, a playwright and former Emmy Award-winning television news journalist, called that event a devastating reality.  While he knows it is bound to happen to every child of a parent with Alzheimer’s, he could not believe that it was … Read the rest »

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