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Fresh Faces in the Fight

Fresh Faces in the Fight

Spotted on the Illinois Wesleyan University’s web page: “Know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease? Are you interested in spreading awareness to the community about its debilitating effects? Even if you have the slightest curiosity about Alzheimer’s and...
Gilded Cage or Opportunity for Change?

Gilded Cage or Opportunity for Change?

My 89-year-old mother and I attended our local Alzheimer’s Association Science Night Community Dinner in Dayton, Ohio. She has dementia. One of the presentations highlighted the first Bob and Diane Fund international grant for visual storytelling about Alzheimer’s and...
Communities of Hope

Communities of Hope

In this season of reflection, the team at Will I Be Next? is hopeful about the future. The Amazing Grace Choir (photo) is an initiative of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and is reducing the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Milwaukee and providing...
The Daughter Dilemma

The Daughter Dilemma

When I was 36 years old, my brother-in-law called me to say that my father had called the police to his house. My father said that a gang of people had come in, propped the door open, and started hauling things out. The police arrived to find everything in good order...
Caring for the Caregiver in the Workplace

Caring for the Caregiver in the Workplace

On the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. there’s a meeting on Colleen’s work calendar that she looks forward to. That’s when she hears stories of other people going through caregiving situations like she is, which helps her feel that she’s not alone. It’s...