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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Maverick, Community Member, asks

Q: Looking for general help and guidance - new to site....

I am new to this site, and am a caregiver to my Mother.  My Father and I have been taking care of Mom for several years now, and it has become taxing on both of us.  I have joined this forum in search of others in an attempt to find others to try to find strength, help, and advice for dealing with the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the decline of Mom's condition....


If anyone has any help or advice, please share and give any strength you can, for it would be appreciated.


Thank you for your help in advance!!!

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NC, Community Member
11/18/09 11:07am

Welcome to the site! This is a good place for dementia and AD support. In the beginning I could not find any online AD support and this site gave me lots of support.

It is especially useful if you read some of the old posts from the experts such as the UK nurse Christine and the writer Carol and many others. AFA organization is also very professional and gives us lots of good ideas. So many posts you won't be able to finish reading in one day!

There are also many family caregivers who write lots of useful tips and experiences for us to learn from. This is a wonderful site and you are in the right place!

The question area is also very good as some people will always try to answer unless they don't know how to help.


Hope to see you more,


KEN PURKISS, Community Member
11/17/09 10:17pm
I was also a caretaker for my mother when I was younger and she was diagnosed. I now have Alzheimers and am needing help for my wife. Depending where you live, there are facilities that offer caretaking for families to have time away from their affected relative, you might contact your local Alzheimers Association for some referrals. Reply
Joseph, Community Member
11/17/09 11:03pm

Hello Maverick,  Welcome to the site.  You've already discovered how to ask a question and I'd invite you to explore the many SharePosts that are constantly being added by experts and others.  You will probably find some answers to your questions just by reading these.  You can also send a message or reply to one received.  The support is here and we're all in this boat together!  Share your experiences or read about ours.  I've only been here a few weeks myself.  -- Joe   

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By Maverick, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 11/17/09