When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…of the time she’s easily confused and disoriented. Slowly, caring for Peg at home had become a 24/7 proposition for her grown children. Being a caregiver for your parent or your spouse—or even a child with special needs— requires enormous planning. It also involves a lot of emotional upheaval that…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…out working. Of course I placed her on every brain nutrient in my arsenal. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, as well as National Family Caregiver Month, I thought I’d share some of the internet resources I’ve found, so those of you who have similar concerns can find help more easily: * www…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…were given two 4-ounce glasses of apple juice daily for one month. While there were no significant gains in their cognitive functioning, their caregivers did acknowledge what investigators reported as a 27 percent improvement in their behavioral and psychotic symptoms of Alzheimer’s. This preliminary…

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