Alzheimer's

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  1. Emma35

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    I really need to find a good message board on Alzheimer's. I did a search and found several but has anyone actively used one that you felt was really good?:thanks:
     
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    I found a good book that helped. It depends upon what issues you are personally dealing with. I also found that there is a whole network of friends who have gone through the same thing. Talking with them helped. I contacted my doctors office and talked with a counselor who directed me to appropriate groups and suggested appropriate books.
     
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    What book did you get?
     
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    I will have to dig it out. It was out of print, but I will mail it to you if I can find it.
     
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    That would be great! Thanks. Send me a PM if you find it.
     
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    Caring.com is a great website.
     
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    Thank you tereaglass. I'll check it out.
     
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    One of my grandma's has Alzheimer's. She's 83. I work in a library and I discovered this book with good reviews on websites and requested we get it. It's called "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. It's a really good book about a woman in her early fifties who was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's and how she is dealing with it and preparing for the future. It's a really great book, not sure if it's what you're looking for or not.
     
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    Thanks MissWull. I just requested it from the library.
     
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    No problem, I just finished it last night and it was awesome. I stayed up til 1:30 reading away, I honestly didn't want to put it down!
     
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    Emma, I have no real experience with Alzheimers. But cancer took my dad's ability to recognize me shortly before he died, and it broke my heart. (funny, though, he recognized my husband. And I was the only one of dad's 4 daughters who was pregnant at the time; that may have added to his confusion.)

    My sincere sympathies for anyone whose loved one is effected by Alzheimers. It's got to be brutal.
     

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