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Ask Dr. Gott 12/14

Who helps the helpers?

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. I am her primary caregiver. That’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She no longer recognizes her family and friends. She can’t dress or bathe herself. All she does all day long is sit in front of the television. She can still walk and talk, but it’s constantly rambling words. I have heard that people go through different stages with this disease, and eventually go back to their childhood years. She talks about her mom and dad all the time. They have been deceased for ...

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