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I read a wonderful response of yours to a young man who wanted to do all he could to help his grandmother who had alzheimers?  You gave him advice and it was sooooo beautifully written, I want so much to get a copy of it, or find it again.  You told him what he could his his grandfather do grocery shopping, babysitting for her, but to know that she would have wanted him to make sure that he put his own wife and child and work first above all else.  Then you listed the stages.  I would so love to print this out for my chidren because it looks like vascular dementia is on its way for me and it was such a caring response.  

Thank you,

Hi Pamela, I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you more promptly. I had quite a time searching for it, but I think I found the one you are talking about.

Hope this helps!

If there is anything I can do for you, or any questions I can assist with, let me know.  

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Mary Gordon


Several years direct experience as caregiver for family member who died of end stage AD. Did lots of research and dealt with a lot of health care professionals and caregivers over the 7 years from diagnosis to the end. Used various care options from community based resources to increasing levels of institutional. Mother of three, two born during our loved one's decline, so I know what it is to be the ham in the sandwich, taking care of the older generation and the younger at the same time and trying to balance everyone`s needs. Ask me, I`ve probably been there, done that. We made lost of mistakes and learned everything the hard way - but you don`t have to! If I can`t answer your question, I`ll steer you to a place or person who can.


Currently a program manager for a large utility company. My Alzheimers experience comes from having the illness in our family. Out of necessity, we did a lot of research in order to understand the disease, plan for what might come next, and make the right decisions to help and support our loved one. Please note, I am a Canadian living in Toronto, and therefore am not the best person to ask about US regulations and insurance rules!

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