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With one in 6 Baby Boomers hearing the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s-whether it’s their spouse, their parents or themselves-it’s gut-wrenching. Then we all have to figure out, what’s next?

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      Suzann wrote Nov 8, 2010
    • Carine, LOVE love love the article. I had no idea so many boomers were having this in our lives. Your article is so helpful, and I love the practical ways we can make things easier that you cover. I wonder what it is about boomers, why this has become an epidemic? Perhaps there are just so many of us.

      I was also wondering if some of the dimentia isn’t “mad cow disease“? I’ve read that sometimes it takes 20 or 30 years between the eating of the tainted meat and the onset of the disease, and that some of the symptons are the same as Alzheimers.  

      In any case, I used to play the harp in an elderly care facility, in the dementia wing. My heart goes out to all who experience this devastating illness.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 8, 2010
    • you know suzann-I think this problem has always been epidemic in portions-but too many people were told “well what can you expect, we‘re getting old“.  it’s a scary cruel disease.  right now-my dad was diagnosed. with all the recent articles I’ve done and the people who have offered help-my mom is firm in her belief that she “has it covered, I don’t need anyone’s suggestions.  we‘re not telling anyone about this.”
      ???  friends have been asking “what’s wrong?  is it his hearing?”

      she’s not willing to accept any help from my sister and I, she’s exhausted-as he gets “focused” on something and keeps her up all night obsessing.  I’ve given her some worthwhile hints to circumvent what’s happening and she says she doesn’t need anyone to give her suggestions on what to say to her husband of over 53 years.

      we can only prepare ourselves.  then we have the MIL issue-she’s partially delusional and a hoarder.  

      Lord, we need help.



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      Suzann wrote Nov 8, 2010
    • Wow, Carine, that’s a LOT going on! I’m so sorry to hear about your dad - and the toll it’s taking on your mom. I guess, like so many issues, it’s a family disease, not just one person’s illness.  

      And then on top of that, your MIL.  

      Very scary stuff. And as you say, scary in that it’s so epidemic.  

      Do you suppose it’s a world-wide epidemic? Or limited to the US?

      I so admire you and your sister, Carine. And I’m totally sending you prayers, love, and light.



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      Lazylola wrote Nov 9, 2010
    • It is a cruel diagnosis and hard to watch someone go through it. Some people still feel shame over the actions of the affected.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Nov 9, 2010
    • especially in the age group of my parents.  they will not ask for help, they feel it’s no one’s business and they will get through it all by themselves.  what happens is that they wind up exhausted, physical health gone and bitter.  

      as for MIL-she’s alone.  dh and I do her shopping (as she can’t be trusted in any store)and the rest of the family has said “sorry, we feel bad for you, but life’s too short to deal w/ her.”

      Sil-had to be more or less “guilted” into having her spend T-giving there.  she isn’t welcome down here b/c of how she behaved toward our dd.

      I help dh b/c I love him dearly.  I in no way do a thing for her-b/c again, of what she did to our dd.



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      Suzann wrote Nov 10, 2010
    • Carine heartheartheart



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