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January 23, 2013   

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Dear Abby: A voice for people with Alzheimer's disease

Pauline Phillips, who was known as Dear Abby and wrote under the name Abigail Van Buren, wasn't afraid to bring tough topics like Alzheimer's disease into public discussion. In 1980, long before her own Alzheimer's diagnosis, Phillips (who passed away last week) put a spotlight on dementia when she published a letter from a woman who had recently learned her 60-year-old husband had Alzheimer's.
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See a doctor If you're worried about memory changes

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Every individual may experience one or more of the 10 signs of Alzheimer's disease in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.
Learn more about the 10 signs >>


You can do a lot after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's doesn't mean you have to stop taking part in life. Keep doing the things you enjoy. Find comfort in your family and friends. Plan for your future. And consider getting involved with the Alzheimer's Association and our mission.
Learn more about getting involved >>


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Coping with Alzheimer's >>

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Find a Clinical Trial >>

Long-Distance Caregiving >>

Music, Art and Other Therapies >>

Support Groups >>

Planning Ahead >>

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