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9/14/19 11:00 P

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That book sounds very interesting.



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9/9/18 12:40 P

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It helps to know about any disease you or your loved one is dealing with. It also helps to know how others are coping. I have found an excellent book on Alzheimers in the Chicken Noodle Soup book series. Guidepost also has a caregivers series. I pick up old guidepost magazines at garage sales. They also have a Facebook & web page.

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That is so true. I am glad I was able to take care of my mom the last 4 months of her life.

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9/2/18 12:08 P

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Remember that in the long run you will benefit from caregiving because you will have no regrets knowing that you did what you could and what was right.

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"... my God is the rock of my refuge."
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Don't be afraid to ask for or accept help. When my mom was bedfast, her younger brother came to visit every week. He brought restaurant pie & homemade chili. It is such a good memory now.

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Be kind to yourself and don't give in to guilt. Remember you can't do it all. You can only do your best.

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I love music also.. and it is very important

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When we have dementia we are sometimes able to remember songs or sayings from our past.
I think music is so important. I am able to get more work done with music playing. Some music is really relaxing.

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Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Make sure you’re eating healthy, being active, and taking time for yourself.

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Do not feel guilty for taking a break from care giving. You must take care of yourself.

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Provide simple instructions. People with Alzheimer's disease best understand clear, one-step communication.

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