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Many have asked me (and messaged me quite a bit lately) and this is what I have told them & others. I hope my thought helps someone out there too… 84 more words


Dos and don'ts

J and I “came out” with her Alzheimer’s disease sometime in 2010.  After the diagnosis, there was definitely a period when J didn’t want anyone to know, and I respected that – within reason, reserving a couple of close friends for me to process with. 240 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

Caregiver Anxiety

am so nervous today.  2 years ago Mom was diagnosed with “senile dementia”.  We took her to her Dr.  He talked to us and Mom for about 5 minutes, wrote Senile Dementia on an RX pad.  183 more words


Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring

There is a new Journal out there for those of you interested in dementia research: Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring. This Journal is part of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia (A&D) and Alzheimer’s Association (1) family, but unlike its big brother, A&D, Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring (cutely shortened to DADM) is Open Access, which means you can read all the articles for free online (just follow the link above). 119 more words


Awareness and decision making at end of life

By: Christine Valentine (University of Bath)

My desire to contribute in some way to raising awareness of and improving decision-making and support for those who are dying at the end of life with reduced agency is both academic and personal. 733 more words


1st July 2015

Mum died on 26th June and we have spent this week making the seemingly hundreds of arrangements. I will blog properly when I get my head together but wrote this today as i’m struggling. 200 more words