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Dementia Care The Day I Learned Less is More

It took a while but then one day I learned one of the most important lessons of dementia care - something had to change and that something was me. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room For the first 18 months while I was taking care of my mom, Dotty, it was mostly heartaches and stomach aches. Every time I tried to help my mom or convince her to do something it seemed to backfire on me.
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