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December 30, 2015
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Man with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease relishes the holiday season
The holiday season that commences with Thanksgiving and concludes on New Year’s Day is one of the favorite times of the year for Paul Hornback, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2009. Even though Hornback, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 National Early-Stage Advisory Group, says he struggles with the daily demands of the disease, this time of year is special to him because he is filled with joy, peace and hope.

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We have tips to help you communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate. Communication with a person with Alzheimer's requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. Our strategies can help both you and the person with dementia understand each other better.
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Eating may become a challenge as Alzheimer’s disease progresses
Distractions, too many choices and changes in perception, taste and smell can make eating more difficult for a person in the middle and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As the person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed or have difficulty with utensils.
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