Alzheimer's is hard to detect. Hard to diagnose. Hard to understand. Most of all its hard to accept.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
If so, how does this stigma effect a person living with Alzheimer's (or any type of dementia)?
How does this stigma effect an Alzheimer's caregivers ability to care, or function?
How have you been affected by Alzheimer's?
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I am interested in learning if you believe there is a stigma attached to Alzheimer's?
How does this stigma effect you? What effect has it had on the reactions of your family and friends?
Do ignorance and denial play a role in this stigma?
If Alzheimer's was better understood would this stigma go away? Or, be reduced?
Are people prejudiced against people with Alzheimer's disease?
How do you think the stigma associated with Alzheimer's could be reduced, or eradicated?
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Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,261 articles with more than 402,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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