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I Forgot My Mother Has Alzheimer’s

In Alzheimer’s World, Dotty is the person I always knew. Sure, her brain is sick. But, once I started treating Dotty like the person I always knew, she rewarded me by becoming kinder, gentler, and more cooperative.

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s Care, the Importance of the Early Morning Wake Up Routine

The daily routine gives a person a sense of homeostasis. A sense of stability in their life.
After years of floundering around I finally concluded that the only way I was going to be able to accomplish my mission was to introduce a systematic routine to our daily activities.

The “our” in this equation is my mother, Dotty, the person living with Alzheimer’s, and me, Bob, the Alzheimer’s caregivers.

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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s Disease Tip Communication and Socialization (Part 1)

Alzheimer’s Disease Tip Communication and Socialization (Part 1)

My mother is the same person I always knew. She is not a different person. Her brain is sick. She is still ticking and she is capable of enjoying most of the things she was doing before Alzheimer’s disease….

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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The Alzheimer’s Bullet

Soon their will be two kinds of people. A person that has Alzheimer’s; or, a person that knows someone that has Alzheimer’s.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room

I like to stick
my head in the sand

A 65 year old baby boomer has a one in eight chance of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Look around. How many people do you know that are 65 or older?

The odds of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease increases each year until age 85 when it rises to about 42 percent. Imagine, almost one out of every two baby boomer’s age 85 or older can expect to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

When Alzheimer’s disease strikes the entire family suffers. Alzheimer’s disease is hard to understand, hard to comprehend. As a result, it is not unusual for family member to deny its existence. This leads to additional heartache and sometimes leads to the disintegration of family units. A large fraction of Alzheimer’s caregivers say they are not being helped by family members, and they often feel abandoned.

Alzheimer’s is a sinister disease.

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I like to stick
my head in the sand
Soon their will be two kinds of people. A person that has Alzheimer’s; or, a person that knows someone that has Alzheimer’s.

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s Quotes

I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself – Who are they then?

I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself – Who are they then?
–Bob DeMarco
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I am saddened when I hear these words –this is not the person I knew — because those words objectify the person suffering from Alzheimer’s.

When you objectify a person you also dehumanize them.

Once dehumanized the person becomes a villain.
–Bob DeMarco
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There is no substitute for the love of an Alzheimer’s caregiver.
–Bob DeMarco

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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