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Alzheimer’s Association

This website is one of the most comprehensive web sites available regarding Alzheimer’s Disease.  The site offers warning signs of dementia, explanation of the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and wonderful tips for caregivers.  Also provides contacts with support groups and educational events.

Topics

Walking The Journey: Spiritual Care To Those Impacted by Memory Loss

The journey of memory loss is a long and winding road, with many twists and turns. The journey of memory loss sometimes seems like it is a never ending road.

The emotions of this journey are  expressed for me  in a Beatles’ song entitled “The Long and Winding Road.”

This haunting song describes one who loves another, who can no longer be found.  The road leads to the door, but  the one being sought has left the lover standing alone, with no way of making connection…<continue reading>

Changes in Relationships That Result From Dementia

This Alzheimer’s Association site offers discussion regarding how relationships change as the disease progresses and helps loved ones understand the dynamics that are taking place.  This site includes a discussion of sexuality as this topic applies to the individual with dementia.

Issues Regarding Safety for those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

This Alzheimer’s Association site raises a number of issues surrounding safety for those connected with dementia.  This is a very practical site that provides helpful information that will make the environment a safe one for all concerned.

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