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Caregiving Versus Care Partnering

When you’re taking care of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, that role can (and must) be considered differently than other situations in order for it to be successful and healthy. This role has many names—caregiver, caretaker or care partner.

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Six Lessons I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference

I have just returned from the first Dementia Action Alliance Conference: Re-Imagine Life with Dementia in Atlanta and I feel strongly compelled to share my experience.

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Five Reasons to Get an Eye Exam

Aging is associated with changes in our vision and in the structure of our eye, but our chances of developing an eye disorder also increases with age.

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Overcoming your Fear of Alzheimer's Disease

Anxiety around Alzheimer’s can be especially keen for those whose blood relatives have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and who have heard that this puts them at higher risk.

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Verna Hits the Road: A Love Story

Spending time together and making new memories is how we celebrate love. I was reminded of this when I heard the story of Verna von Hofgaarden, a Brookdale resident living with dementia.

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