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Tips and Ideas about maintaining your own health and wellbeing while caregiving for someone else.
Tips on how to manage stress and burnout when caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease
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Be careful you don't burn out when you are caregiving.
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Father’s Day is on April 21.  There’s not much time to pick out the perfect gift for Dad.  Will it be a new tie?  A shirt?  Perhaps a round of golf?  How about a book or a gift card for his favorite restaurant? Maybe even a cool, new tech device? These are all great ideas, …
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When I was fourteen my beloved Grandmother turned 85.  On the day of her birthday, our family hosted a small party for Grandma in the community room of her senior apartment complex.  As the afternoon event was winding down, my sister, Barbara, and I sat chatting with Grandma. Making small talk, we asked Grandma how …
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It seems many adult children simply settled their parent or parents into the care home and then never look back.
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My latest post on The Alzheimer's Reading Room.  Thanks for taking the time to read!
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All I can say is, "WOW." This is a must-view short film about FTD and Early Onset Alzheimer's.
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Alzheimer’s is the Most Expensive Disease in America. The figures related to Alzheimer’s are disturbing and depressing.  Take a look at the current numbers and the projections compiled by The Alzheimer’s Association. 5.3 Million More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 67/33 Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. will develop Alzheimer’s disease.  …
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I'm a creative writer, blogger and public relations professional
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  • Dating Dementia
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Wurtzel Communications
    Owner, 2008 - present
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Public relations professional, creative writer, blogger and social media enthusiast
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Boomer, PR professional, Blogger, Avid Reader, Empty Nester, Feminist, Caregiver and Traveler. Read my funny, somewhat twisted midlife blog, Dating Dementia http://www.datingdementia.com  about making big changes at midlife.  Also find my writing on The Huffington Post, Vibrant Nation, MariaShriver.com, The Alzheimer's Reading Room & BlogHer.
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I'm the single mom of a college-age daughter who goes to school in Boston.
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  • St. Cloud State University
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Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress - Dating Dementia
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Tips on how to manage stress and burnout when caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease

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It seems many adult children simply settled their parent or parents into the care home and then never look back.

Alzheimer's Caregiving Stress, The Checklist - Dating Dementia
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Alzheimer's Cure! No, It's Not Pot - Dating Dementia
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A sincere “Thank You” to David Shenk and Rudy Tanzi. A few days ago, I read your opinion piece, “Misplaced Hopes for Curing Alzheimer’s,” in

What to Buy for Father's Day When Dad Has Alzheimer's? - Dating Dementia
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Father’s Day is on April 21. There’s not much time to pick out the perfect gift for Dad. Will it be a new tie? A shirt? Perhaps a round of g

Alzheimer's by the Numbers - Dating Dementia
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Alzheimer’s is the Most Expensive Disease in America. The figures related to Alzheimer’s are disturbing and depressing. Take a look at the c

How Old Do You Feel? - Dating Dementia
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When I was fourteen my beloved Grandmother turned 85. On the day of her birthday, our family hosted a small party for Grandma in the communi

President Reagan & Alzheimer's, Part 2 - Dating Dementia
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Did Ronald Reagan have Alzheimer's disease when he was president?

Alzheimer’s Association Advocates for Research Monies and The HOPE Act |...
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Last week, I wrote a post about my experience attending the Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum takes place annually. T

Alzheimer Association Washington, D.C. Forum
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Last month I went to Washington, D.C. to attend the Alzheimer's Association Forum, an annual event that brings together advocates from all a

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About a dozen years ago my mother first showed signs of memory loss. I remember that awful sinking feeling you get when you can no longer ig

What Keeps Me Awake at Night
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In the dark, I toss and turn, practicing deep-breathing techniques and willing myself to think positive thoughts. Sometimes it works; someti

Connect | Dating Dementia
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Please connect with Nancy Wurtzel and Dating Dementia on the following social media platforms: Nancy Wurtzel LinkedIn Dating Dementia Facebo

Sandwich Generation? Lee Woodruff Says Panini Generation Might Be More A...
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For decades we were dubbed "The Sandwich Generation," adult children, mainly baby boomers, stuffed between their aging parents and their own

TED Ed: Alzheimer's Tutorial
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I'm a big fan all things TED-related. TED talks, videos and tutorials tap into my inner geek. I've got a thirst for knowledge, yet I also wa

Famed Fantasy Writer Terry Pratchett Dies From Early Onset Alzheimer's
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Sir Terry Pratchett died yesterday at his home in England. Author of more than 70 novels, Pratchett penned the hugely popular fantasy novel

How to Have Those Difficult Conversations When Someone Has Alzheimer's D...
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If I could change one aspect of my Alzheimer's caregiving journey, it would be how I handled difficult conversations. Both of my parents had

Alzheimer's Frustrates Physicians
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Alzheimer's and other progressive diseases of the brain are devastating. They are also profoundly frustrating for those living with the dise

What Makes Me Angry? Dementia.
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I first noticed signs of my mother's dementia symptoms during a trip home to Minnesota about four years ago. I remember feeling panicked. Yo

Japan Struggles With the Challenges of an Aging Population and Declining...
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In every corner of the world, countries and their citizens are struggling to care for their elders. But no where is it more apparent than in