Desert Road

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  • The caregiver's journey is filled with unexpected turns and developments. Many adult children caring for elderly parents make a promise they may find difficult to keep: "I will never put you in a home." For Sonia Alvarado , caring for her mother at home was manageable in ...
  • Being a caregiver is definitely a role that 65-year-old John Whitmarsh never imagined ... was diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration--a form of dementia that's often difficult to diagnose and often confused with ... disintegration. John now devotes his days to caring for her and the hardest part is not knowing when it will end. The life ...
  • ... John Whitmarsh' wife is afflicted with a form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration, or FTD. He shares his story about caring for his wife as she suffers from this degenerative disease. ...
  • "Age is the single greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease," reports Dr. Gary Small, author of ... affecting not only the patient, but their families and caregivers . Alzheimer's afflicts about 5 million people in the U.S. now. ...
  • ... of what happened to her when she was faced with caring for her elderly parents in another state. As a long distance caregiver , she lists three valuable lessons she learned: educate yourself, ...
  • ... Alzheimer's disease worsened, her daughter Sonia's caregiver role grew larger and more taxing. The director of the Los Angeles Caregivers Resource Center, Shawn Herz, says it is vital for caregivers like Sonia to have breaks from their demanding 24/7 jobs. ...
  • ... community outside Amsterdam. It takes care of around 150 dementia sufferers. The patients are given a choice of different lifestyles, to make sure they feel at home. In the cultural group the day starts later in the morning, and there's Italian and French food. The ...
  • Her average day of caregiving starts at 6am and often does not end until 10pm. Gunn ... possible. Through it all, Gunn is buoyed by her deep love for her father and family and her faith. ...
  • ... offers a glimpse into how helpful a support group can be for caregivers . There are so many decisions caregivers must make on a ... ", Mr. Aggers itemizes essential tools that every caregiver should have and suggests that all caregivers join a support ...
  • A caregiver finds support for both her and her parents. We've also provided great information on ... that may be available in your community include adult day care centers, home health aides, home-delivered meals, respite care, ...

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