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November 16, 2016
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Managing expectations can help make the holidays less stressful
The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together. But the holiday season can be challenging for families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. With some planning and adjusted expectations, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.

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Alzheimer’s caregivers may struggle living with the disease
Jeff Borghoff was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. Borghoff, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group, says it’s often family members and caregivers that struggle more than the person with the disease. He makes sure to thank his caregiver, his wife Kim, for everything she does for him on an everyday basis. You can honor a caregiver in November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.
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You can take steps to live your best life with Alzheimer's
Making choices about how you will live your life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be very empowering. It’s possible to live well with Alzheimer's by taking control of your health and wellness and by focusing your energy on the most meaningful aspects of your life.
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