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Bob DeMarco Patient Expert

Delray Beach, Florida
I am a citizen journalist, writer, investor and caregiver. I am the sole caregiver for my mother; she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida to take care of my mother I was CEO of a software development and marketing company based in Reston,... Full Bio
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Alzheimer's Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia

It did turn out that Dotty had a urinary tract infection which explains in part why I am so militant about urinary tract infections; and, why I...

1 of the Worst Emotions of Alzheimer's Caregiving "Guilt"

Guilt may well be the most annoying of what I call the "seven deadly emotions" of Alzheimer's caregiving. It's right up there with resentment,...

KISS Tips for “Simpler” Communication For People With Alzheimer’s

Angie spoke (to her grandmother living with Alzheimer's) very deliberately and in short sentences. Her voice was strong, and her words were well...

The Effect of Emotional Blunting and Apathy in Alzheimer's Care

What you are identifying is called emotional blunting, flatness or apathy, not dislike from a person living with dementia. A question from a...

Attachment and Connectedness in Dementia Care

Caregivers often feel like they are failing to connect with  their loved one living with dementia. I know what this feels like because it happened...

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Nov 29 2010 by Joyce W.

I am over shock/anger..

 

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I have access to the internet once every 3-4 weeks when my sister comes to help. It is only then(like now) that I can catch up on links sent to me... therefore what appears as "spam", is just endeavouring to contribute to many conversations that have been going on over successive days/weeks which I was unable to participate in...understand the person and their circumstances before jusgement. Thank you.

 
Dec 07 2008 by Bob DeMarco