Alzheimer's and Dementia

Walking in the woods with Gracie

Caregiving: A Burden of Love

Recalling a mother’s devotion for her son, while exploring the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

Edwatd Grinnan with Gracie; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Normal Memory Lapse or a Harbinger of Dementia?

Guideposts’ editor-in-chief reveals a common fear: that a normal loss of memory might mean something more dire.

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Actress Nikki DeLoach; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

A Caregiving Q&A with Nikki DeLoach

Her Hallmark movies end happily ever after. How this actress finds hope in the real-life story of her father’s dementia

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Luanne Bole-Becker and her husband, Bob; photo by Chris Langer

5 Lessons from a Long-Term Alzheimer's Caregiver

After nine years of caring for her husband she suggests releasing expectations, asking for help and more.

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A woman meets with her doctor

The Truth About Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Many understandably associate dementia with aging, but it can impact younger people, too.

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Luanne Holzloehner and her husband Hans. Credit: courtesy Peggy Frezon

A Caregiver Is Reassured by the Universal Language of Love

Her husband changed as his dementia advanced, but a tender gesture proved he still cared.

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Edward Grinnan

If Memory Fades, What Happens in Our Dreams?

In researching a book about Alzheimer’s, some questions for God.

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Gracie and Edward in the woods

Remembering God While Fearing Alzheimer's

At work on a book about his family’s history with the disease, an apprehensive author’s faith kicks in.

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Alzheimer's and the power of memory

Alzheimer's and the Powerful World of Memory

An old dog and an upcoming book inspire thoughts on the disease, family and who we are.

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Edward Grinnan

Taking a Closer Look at Memory Loss

Worries about a family history of Alzheimer’s leads to an MRI and more prayers.

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on ‘The Longest Day’

How three people in the early stages of the disease will celebrate this year’s summer solstice

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Jeanette and her mother

Was She Up to the Challenge of Caring for Her Difficult Mother?

She ultimately gave up the guilt and accepted that her best was good enough.

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Actress Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown on Caring for Her Father with Alzheimer's

Even as the actress’s father’s dementia worsened, their relationship deepened

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Luanne and husband Bob

A Caregiver's Well-Deserved Staycation

As the primary caregiver for her husband with Alzheimer's, she struggled to take time for herself. But a restorative sanctuary was just blocks away.

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