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Support – As caregivers, providing support to our patient or loved one is integral to what we do.

Caregivers need support as well. For many of us, it can be found in unexpected places. It can be as simple as a reassuring smile from a stranger, or a small favor. Perhaps it comes through sharing a common experience or connecting with a helpful resource. This month, we want to talk about support in its various forms.

When - or how - have you found the most support?

Articles About Support

Some of our partners have offered their unique perspectives around the issue of support. Read the following posts by: Karen Garner, whose husband has Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease; Stefanie Bonigut, a Family Care Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California Chapter; and Dr. Brent Forester, with McLean Hospital, specializing in geriatric psychiatry.

Real Hero Among Us By Karen Garner

Caring for the Caregiver: Part 2

Staying Independent, by Stefanie Bonigut

She Still Brings Me Flowers, By Paul Raia, PhD

Finding Support by Devon White Angelini

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Do you have personal experience with this conversation topic, or with Alzheimer’s in general? We’d love for you to experience the interactive documentary starting with Pam and Ed’s Portrait.

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