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02/03/2013

 
When my family first suspected that my father had Alzheimer's disease we could not find a doctor who could help us. We found one psychiatrist who advertised in the yellow pages an "interest in Alzheimer's". That was in the mid-1980s. A lot has changed since then. There is a lot of support for people with dementia, and for their family and caregivers. Diagnostic accuracy has improved. Medical interventions have improved, and so have behavioral/environmental interventions.
 
 


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dementia, alzheimer's, caregiving, caregiver, depression, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy