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I can answer questions about caring for someone with AD, and I can offer links to research and medical information about the disease.

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My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago. My husband and I live with my parents and help my mother take care of Dad.



I have a Masters Degree in Public Health.

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Rachel07/17/16101010Thank you for your help!
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Pablo04/05/10101010Thank you very much! Sincerely, Pablo
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2016-07-14 Unexplained weight loss:

Dear Rachel,    Your father-in-law is lucky to have you looking out for him. Alzheimer's tends to go along with diabetes, and that would be my concern with unexplained weight loss. If they aren't tracking

2012-06-09 We Need Help!:

Dear Sarah,    I am so sorry you're stuck in this terrible situation. Your husband's grandmother needs to go into a care facility, and she'll have to pay for it. She is 79, and she has a terminal disease

2010-04-12 Caring for my mother in law.:

Dear Kristen,    This is such a terrible situation. I am really impressed you have been able to handle it up to this point and I am not surprised you are at wit's end right now.     I can't tell you what

2009-12-09 Feeding tube replacement:

Dear Karen,    I am so sorry you're in this terrible situation. I don't have any advice to offer here; I have never faced what you are facing. I just want to say this - you are clearly a thoughtful person

2009-11-10 husband:

Dear Margaret,    I am sorry you are coping with this very difficult situation. Changing the time of day your husband gets his medicines might help his mood. The type of anti-depressant can also make a


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