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June 28, 2017
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Alzheimer’s disease caregivers want more support
More than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are being cared for by more than 15 million unpaid caregivers — and far too many are doing it alone. An Alzheimer’s Association survey found two out of three caregivers felt isolated or alone in their situation, and more than four in five caregivers would like more support with caregiving tasks, particularly from their family. We have tips and resources to help families cope with Alzheimer’s together.

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Proud father living with Alzheimer’s walks his daughter down the aisle
Chloe Misner’s father was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease 11 years ago. When she became engaged to her fiancÚ, Matt, her only “must” during the planning of her wedding was for her dad to walk her down the aisle. Misner writes, “The memories I made on the milestone that was our wedding day continue to fuel my fight to find a cure.”
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Symptoms other than memory loss impact people living with Alzheimer’s
Eight years after he was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, 67-year-old Greg O’Brien’s memory is failing slowly and irreversibly. But O’Brien, a former Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisor, increasingly finds that other symptoms interrupt his day-to-day life as a writer, father, husband and grandfather.
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