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May 17, 2017
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Women shoulder much of the responsibility of Alzheimer’s disease care
When it comes to the daily care of Americans with dementia, most of the responsibility is still falling on family members, women in particular, according to an editorial in JAMA Neurology. About two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease caregivers are women; wives are more likely to be caring for husbands than the reverse, and daughters are more likely than sons to be caring for a parent.

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Olympian's gold medal was for his mother living with Alzheimer’s
Track and field athlete Jeff Henderson took first place in the long jump at the 2016 Summer Olympics, bringing the gold medal home to his mother, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. He writes about his mindset during the games: “No one was going to beat me. In my head, it was all for my mom.”
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Planning ahead can help with the financial costs of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s can take a financial toll on the person living with the disease and their family. Putting legal, financial and end-of-life plans in place is one of the most important steps a person with Alzheimer’s can take. It allows them to participate in making decisions that help family and friends know their wishes.
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