Deanna Lueckenotte is the author of "Alzheimer's Days Gone By: For Those Caring for Their Loved Ones." She plans to continue publishing books related to Alzheimer's and caregivers. She would also like to continue her education by obtaining her doctorate in geriatrics.

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For long-distance caregivers for parents who live in assisted living or nursing home, visiting isn't always an option. How can you make sure your parent is healthy and happy?

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Caregiving for an elderly parent is extremely stressful and isolating. It is more than OK to ask for help – it is essential.

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When your elderly parent has dementia or Alzheimer's enter you father's reality wherever he may be. What your father is thinking and feeling is his reality. It is counterproductive to change it.

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It is very difficult to care for one parent with dementia, but to have two parents with dementia and to be taking on this task alone is very overwhelming and a daunting task.

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As Alzheimer's disease progresses, your loved one may need more care than you can provide. Your options range from home health care and adult day care, to assisted living and nursing homes with specialized Alzheimer's care units.

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Holidays can impact elders with Alzheimer's and dementia. Tips for reducing Alzheimer's agitation, outbursts and anxiety during holiday celebrations.

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A caregiver's perspective on when you should (and shouldn't) tell someone they have Alzheimer's disease.

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How do you respect an elderly loved one who has dementia? Start by remembering why you love and respect them.

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Spotting health problems, such as the common cold or a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a senior with dementia when they can't communicate their symptoms.

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With more and more people being diagnosed with dementia, the question becomes: How do we make society (and our communities) more dementia-friendly?

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A story that proves it's normal to have a hard time visiting a loved one in a nursing home--and why it's so important to face your misgivings head-on.

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Choosing the right memory care community for a loved one with dementia can be daunting. There are many things to consider, but here's why you should always take size into account when making your decision.

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There are many ways to learn how to be a better dementia caregiver, but perhaps the most informative are in-person educational experiences that include role-playing exercises.

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The amount and type of Alzheimer's care training that health care professionals receive varies, depending on where their job description and where they work.

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As a caregiver, you need to examine and track the who, what, when, where, how and to what extent the behavior occurs to figure out the best plan of action to manage a dementia-fueled behavior.