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Alzheimer’s disease affected more than 5 million people in America last year. That’s more than the population of the entire state of South Carolina! A disease that prevalent is sure to affect many of you reading or your family members. I know as a family member and caretaker of a person with Alzheimer’s that dealing with the disease can be especially taxing. However, it has been my experience that the more people understand about Alzheimer’s disease, the better they are able to deal with it.
Here are 10 things to remember when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease – either personally or with a loved one.
Alzheimer’s is a hard topic to write about – not because of what we know, but because of what we don't know. It’s not pretty, and it is most certainly a tireless battle for caretakers and patients. If you are a friend of a family or patient affected by Alzheimer’s disease then please don’t forget the struggles they may be going through silently. Don’t fail to lend a hand or be available from time to time to give them a break or be a listening ear. Also, don’t forget to pray diligently for them and for a cure or at least a medicine that may help slow down the process.
I have compiled a list of bible passages that may comfort patients or families affected by Alzheimer’s. You can share it on social media or even print it off for them. Additionally, If you are looking for a blog that is very detailed regarding Alzheimer's disease but is written with a personal touch, I recommend highly that you follow Linda Born's blog called "God, Mom, Alzheimer's, and Me." You will find encouragement and loads of great resources.
Right now there is no cure, but there are research centers all across America working on a cure everyday and you can find a list of those centers here at the National Institute for Aging.
Also, If you want a more in-depth primer for Alzheimer’s Disease please follow this link from www.alz.org. I considered writing an Alzheimer’s 101 article myself, but this one is so good I could not add anything to it to make it any better.
Blessings to you all!
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