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March 13, 2013   

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Have the caregiving conversation between your heart and your brain

Studies show caregivers are twice as likely as the general population to develop chronic illness — heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other health problems — due to the prolonged stress. Experts also say that family caregivers typically become more ill or even pass way before the person for whom they're caring. As a caregiver, you use your heart to provide compassionate comfort and support — use your head to find the balance between caring for your loved one and caring for yourself.
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Play uses music and humor to deal with Alzheimer's disease

As the subject of a musical comedy, Alzheimer's may be a tough sell. But the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter has encouraged the recent production of "Rock 'N' Roll AD" and leads audience discussions after each performance.
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Online Research Center provides answers to Alzheimer's questions

The Alzheimer's Association Research Center provides a look at where Alzheimer's science is today and future directions in treatment, diagnosis and prevention. You'll also find illustrations of how the disease progresses, profiles of leading scientists and information on current clinical trials.
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Alzheimer's Behaviors >>

Caregiver Stress Check >>

Comfort Zone® >>

Coping with Alzheimer's >>

Daily Care >>


Find a Clinical Trial >>

Long-Distance Caregiving >>

Music, Art and Other Therapies >>

Support Groups >>

Planning Ahead >>

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