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November 2012 Newsletter

 

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In the United States, the month of November is distinguished as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, advocates raise awareness, families honor loved ones who lost the battle to the disease, sponsors hope to raise additional funds, and some families might mark milestones as they care for those living with the condition.  November is the time to focus on Alzheimer’s so that we can move towards a cure, writes Derek Jones, a … Read the rest »

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October 2012 Newsletter

 

Nov. 13 is National Memory Screening Day, free screenings offered

The public can take advantage of free memory screenings on Nov. 13 at hundreds of sites across the United States and around the world.  The screenings are offered to promote early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses.  Participants should follow up with their own physicians if the screenings identify any potential problems.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and a variety of healthcare organizations serve as … Read the rest »

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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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