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A Year to Remember

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In Memory of
Wind Beneath My Wings"The Wind Beneath My Wings"

I'm Brenda S. Parris. In August 1994, I quit graduate school at Florida State and came home to Alabama to take care of my mother who had Alzheimer's Disease. I took care of her until the end of December 1995 when we put her in a nursing home. Then she died in April 1996.

I want to share all the information I can find about this disease because I know that knowledge is essential to being a good caregiver. Even those who are not caregivers need to know about this disease because almost everyone knows someone who has Alzheimer's, and probably most of us are at risk for getting it ourselves.

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Since 1996, I have returned to school and completed the degree. I have my career now, but I have never regreted taking time out for my year with my mother. Though I may fall behind at times, updating this site is still very important to me, and it always will be.


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Be sure to visit the Alzheimer's Association site to find your Find Your Local Chapter, and get your person with Alzheimer's registered for Safe Return. Get ready now to participate in the Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk this fall if you can. You'll want to subscribe to the Alzheimer List and visit the Archives. You may also want to subscribe to the CANDID-Dementia list.

At this site ...

Stop and chat with someone in CANDIDs Chat - Find some helpful Caregiver Information - Don't miss the Personal Homepages and the Contributed Poetry - See the Winners of the Remembering to Care Award - Take a break and get some Internet Respite, listen to some Music, send someone a Greeting, get some HTML Help. Post on my Message Board. Don't miss the new poem by Kelly Cherry in the Contributed Poetry section and the articles by Peggy Eastman, Helping the Helpers and That Which Remains. Caregivers, did you know, you are my HEROES?


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Thank you so much to Colin Clarke
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Colin lost his dad to Alzheimer's.



Created July 1, 1996 ~ Updated last on January 5, 2000
Copyright © 1996-2004 Brenda S. Parris
Background Copyright © 1999 Brenda S. Parris
Email:bsparris@charter.net

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