Unique Support Group for Spouses of Alzheimer Patients Celebrates Its Third Anniversary
There are unique issues related to caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease, and it is those marital relationship concerns that have been successfully addressed for a third straight year by www.thealzheimerspouse.com, the complete source of support, information, and education for spouses of Alzheimer patients.
It was the effort of Joan Gershman, an Alzheimer wife herself, to find support specifically related to marriage and Alzheimer’s Disease that spurred her to launch the Alzheimer Spouse website three years ago. At that time, there were almost no articles, resources, or discussions anywhere, either on the Internet, nor in support groups, about the unique issues faced by spouses of Alzheimer patients - Alzheimer’s Disease related personality changes, irrationality, temper tantrums, lack of reasoning – all issues that turned marriages of love into war zones.
In the three years since its inception, www.thealzheimerspouse.com has gone where no one dared go before. Joan has written hundreds of blogs about, and members have discussed on the message boards, subjects specific to spouses of Alzheimer patients - sexual intimacy, resentment and anger at the loss of their marriages and their transformation from spouse to caregiver; the isolation and loneliness as their “couples” friends desert them.
www.thealzheimerspouse.com provides a plethora of resources, educational material, and support by spouses who understand each other. A sample of the features include:
Spousal support – Joan’s daily blogs and message boards
Education – Videos and print articles
about all aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregiving tips by readers
Tips for Male Caregivers
Daily Breaking News
Understanding the Dementia
Early Onset Dementia – A Practical Guide
Memory and Communication Strategies
Resources – Social Security Disability
Memory Disorder Clinic locations
Financial Planning Information
Young Onset Alzheimer Disease education
Elder Services Finder
Caregiver Cruises – Read about how members cruised together in the Carribbean in Feb. 2010, and how you can take a Caregiver Cruise to Alaska or the Caribbean in 2011.
- Contact Information
- Joan Gershman
- The Alzheimer Spouse LLC
- Contact via E-mail
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