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January 9, 2013   

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Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's can't neglect their own health

As a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you may find yourself with so many responsibilities that you neglect to take good care of yourself. The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is to stay physically and emotionally strong. Eat well, exercise and listen to what your body is telling you.
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Seniors gather at the Alzheimer's Café for support

Once a month, a dozen or so seniors, some with dementia, gather at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover, N.H., for coffee, cake and live music. The gathering is called the Alzheimer's Café and is similar to a support group.
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Soul legend Bobby Womack diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed as being in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Womack, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, said he will continue to perform for as long as he's able.
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