Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Away From Her

The Oscars are coming - February 24, 2008, in all of their blazing glory. However, this year, there will be an interesting topic buzzing that most typically do not equate with Hollywood and the Oscars. That is Alzheimer's...

"Away From Her" ,a Lionsgate production, has gathered the attention of millions. Julie Christie portrays Fiona, a woman whose mind is claimed by Alzheimer's Disease. Her husband, Grant (Gordon Pinsent), watches helpless as Fiona slips further and further away from him. Grant is forced to make decisions for Fiona that he never thought nor anticipated having to make. All the while, we the audience, watch helplessly as Fiona is transitioned into a care facility for people with Alzheimer's.

Sound familiar? This is a story that millions of people deal with every day - caring for their loved ones who have been diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's. The story is so very poignant because it is real. Alzheimer's, one of many Dementia's, has no face because it could look like any individual age 65 and older. Any race...any gender...

If you haven't seen it, pick up a copy of "Away From Her", additionally starring Olympia Dukakis, online at Amazon or at your local retail outlet. For additional information on Alzheimer's and Dementia visit the Alzheimer's Association at

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