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January 27, 2016
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An accurate Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can bring hope for living your best life
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, including approximately 200,000 people under 65 who have the younger-onset form of the disease. A diagnosis can bring fear of what will happen as Alzheimer’s progresses, but as former Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisor Miriam Marquez writes, “There's still so much you can do if you're living for the best you today and not trying to measure up to what you did 25 years ago or even five years ago."

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Bride holds wedding reception at mother’s Alzheimer’s care facility
As an only child whose mother is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Julia Napolitano wasn’t prepared to experience her wedding day without her mom by her side. So Napolitano saw only one option: After the ceremony at a local church, she would bring the celebration to her mother.
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Efforts to keep mother with Alzheimer’s disease engaged have an effect
Miriam Green writes a weekly blog that chronicles her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s through prose, poetry and recipes. She says that while her mother sits on the sidelines for most conversations as her abilities decline, she will suddenly enter the fray with a pointed comment.
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