Sep 12, 2014

6 Good Articles, Alzheimer's Quotes, and Thoughts for the Weekend

Not a day goes by that I don't read or hear about an Alzheimer's caregiver complaining about their loved one being mean.

By Bob De Marco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

My first thought? Are persons living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia inherently mean?

Not a day goes by that I don't read or hear about an Alzheimer's caregiver complaining about their loved one being mean. 

I always ask, were they mean before the onset of dementia? If they answer no, I then ask,  do you think there is any chance that their meanness is being caused by dementia.

Caregivers are often surprised at this process and thinking.

If Alzheimer's causes confusion and this in turn makes a person living with dementia mean what can you do?

I always start with this quote.

Alzheimer's Quote: Always be Kinder than You Feel

As a caregiver you should always try and remember that your love one is made of flesh and blood just like you. They are not the enemy.

Alzheimer's Quote: They are not the enemy

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Consider reading or re-reading these articles over the weekend. You can also share them in support groups or with family and friends.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder and Editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized influencer, speaker, and expert in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 4,850 articles. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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