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December 28, 2016
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Man finds joy during his first Christmas living with Alzheimer’s disease
Jeff Borghoff, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 National Early-Stage Advisory Group, experienced his first Christmas since receiving his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. While he previously found joy during the season in festive decorations, music, meals and parties, he says spending time with his family, making new memories and remembering past holidays are the activities that now bring him the most contentment.

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Chef touched by Alzheimer’s shares importance of food, family and enjoying every moment
Alzheimer’s has touched chef Madison Cowan’s life more than once, as both his father and father-in-law passed away from complications of the disease. He writes that the power is in the present moment, and it’s imperative to enjoy each other, especially during the holidays.
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Wandering can jeopardize the safety of a person living with Alzheimer’s
Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. An individual living with Alzheimer's may not remember his or her name or address and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.
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