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September 2012 Newsletter

Approaching and greeting loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease

Friends come and go, but loved ones stay true forever.  Or at least that is the hope for families with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.  Gary Joseph LeBlanc believes some family members and friends stop visiting loved ones with Alzheimer’s because of a lack of knowledge about how to approach someone living with the disease.  LeBlanc, the author of a weekly column called “Common Sense Caregiving,” writes that not … 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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January 2012 News

First goal of national Alzheimer’s plan is to develop a treatment by 2025

The first goal listed for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.  That goal is one of five, but it has attracted the most attention because those who work in the field of Alzheimer’s research do not believe they will find a cure in the near future.  Congress authorized NAPA in late 2010 and President Obama signed the … Read the rest »

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