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Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease - Help is Available


Alzheimer’s caregiving is a tough job, but caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease brings its own set of emotional issues that are not experienced or understood by those caring for parents. There is a place on the Internet designed exclusively to discuss, provide support and resources, and total understanding for the challenges Alzheimer’s Disease presents to a spousal/partnership relationship. is a site developed in July 2007 by Joan Gershman, whose husband was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 63. Each and every husband or wife caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease can relate to Joan’s daily blogs that chronicle her struggle with shock, guilt, anger, and emotional pain, as she tries to adjust and accept the destruction Alzheimer’s Disease has brought to her once strong, vital, warm, loving husband.

The Alzheimer Spouse website ( has a wealth of resources and information for Alzheimer Spouses:

• Message Boards – filled with spouses who understand and support one another

• Dementia Guides – complete informative guides explaining Alzheimer’s Disease

• Help for the Newly Diagnosed

• Educational Videos on Alzheimer’s Disease and real people living and coping with the disease

• Breaking News – Updated daily – latest news and treatments

• Financial Information

• Social Security Disability – Eligibility and application assistance

• Travel tips

• General Caregiver Tips

• Help for Male Caregivers – caregiving answers to questions men were afraid to ask

• Joan’s Radio Interviews

• Book Recommendations

• Communication Strategies

• Humor

• Project Lifesaver – information on county GPS locator system

• Memory Disorder Clinics in your area

• Clinical Trials

• Community Services in your area

• Disaster Preparation

• Medicare Information

• Caregiver Cruises

Visit and join the #1 network for Alzheimer’s Spousal Support.


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