Alzheimer's Disease: More than Just Memory Loss
Alzheimer's is more than just memory loss; it's a disease that robs your body of its functions, bit ... read more »
Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease, research is ongoing and scientists have ... read more »
With the right information and support, you can learn how to live with Alzheimer's and prepare for ... read more »
Taking care of someone with Alzheimer's disease can be hard and even lonely sometimes. There ... read more »
Unless you have training in healthcare or you have been prepared to care for someone with ... read more »
Researchers from all over the world are working on solving the Alzheimer's riddle, and the Internet ... read more »
It's important for your children to realize why Grandma, Grandpa, or the beloved lady next door is ... read more »
Having Alzheimer's disease or looking after a loved one with it can become isolating as the disease progresses and care becomes more involved. The Web is a great place to connect with others who are in similar situations. Whether the person on the other end of the computer is in Alaska or Alabama doesn't matter; what matters are the connections, the understanding, and the peer-to-peer advice that you can share.
- Check with the national associations and your local chapters to find if there are message boards, support groups, or e-mail news lists that you can join. Although not designated support sites, they are reliable ways to share questions and concerns.
- To read more information on support for caregivers, look back to the "Alzheimer's Caregivers" section of this guide.
- Blogs are another valuable way to share in other's experiences. Not only can you benefit from a blogger's insight, you can also usually comment on entries.