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When You Care For My Loved One, You Care for Me

Being a dementia caregiver is hard. My friends who know my mom and the disease she lives with have one of two responses: Talk only to me and avoid eye contact with my mom, or greet both of us in a friendly, kind way.

That second response is simple but so full of meaning. It honors my mom's dignity and worth. These friends remind us all that my mom is a human being and not a disease.

Give me your feedback:
- Caregivers, what are some examples of how someone cared for your loved one?
- For those living with Alzheimer's disease, how has someone gone out of their way to care for you? How did it impact you?

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