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July 3, 2013   

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Precautions and adjustments may help you stay independent

People with Alzheimer's sometimes experience anger and exasperation when dealing with daily tasks. Taking safety precautions and making simple adjustments, such as planning your day, staying active and talking to friends, can help those in the early stages of the disease who live independently maintain a sense of control.
See 10 tips to keep independent >>


Couple dealing with Alzheimer's holds on to memories

Pansy Greene, 73, is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. She and her husband, Winston, say that their journey, as they call it, describes not only grappling with Alzheimer's but also their relationship — which began when they met as teenagers.
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Why we need to fight the stigma of Alzheimer's disease

Stigma and stereotypes are a significant obstacle to the well-being and quality of life for those with dementia and their families. People with Alzheimer's say they're often misunderstood because of the myths and misconceptions others have about the disease. Working together, we can take steps to overcome stigma around Alzheimer's.
Learn more about overcoming stigma >>


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Coping with Alzheimer's >>


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Long-Distance Caregiving >>

Music, Art and Other Therapies >>

Support Groups >>

Planning Ahead >>

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