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Articles and Videos

There have been several opportunities present themselves for me to do presentations or provide articles for printing in various newsletters, newspapers and/or magazines. This page includes a selection of these articles. By providing them it is hoped again that they provide comfort or support to other caregivers and educate awareness of Alzheimer's to others.

Caregivers have a great gift to share with each other — their stories

"... I started thinking about the possible reasons for this departure from the support group community. I assume in many cases at one time former members of the support group shared feeling of grief and anger. While it is totally understandable there is the factor of distress and grief after the death of their loved one and having to find a way to move on (everything has a time and a place). I began to also think about and recognize the gift experienced participants have to offer to support groups even after the death of their loved one...."-
David Bull, May 29, 2014 ... (to read full article click Here)

At Some Point It’s just Time

"... We managed to keep her at home for almost 11 years before it became obvious that we just couldn’t manage it any longer. For much of that time she was on a trial drug program which we believe now prolonged her quality of life for at least two years longer. But after being advised by the doctor and after many heart wrenching discussions and family debates, we as a family decided it was time to accept that we could no longer care for her at home.  Emotionally our thoughts always seemed to go back to the idea that taking her off the test drug and placing our mother in the nursing home we were somehow signing her death away....."
- David Bull, May 4, 2014 ... (to read full article click Here)

Music has Power

"... Music has power—especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. And it can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late   stages of the disease. When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress-induced   agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and   coordinate motor movements...."
- David Bull, Feb 8, 2014 ... (to read full article click Here)

 

 

 

 

Additional Articles

The following are articles done previously. To download and view the Pdf click on the article.

What is a Caregiver?
(by David Bull)

Caregiving Tips & Support
(by David Bull)

Alzheimer's - Helping Kids Understand
(by David Bull)

Problem Solving & Alzheimer's
(by David Bull)

Why is Alzheimer's Different?
(by David Bull)

WELL !!! – Donate your Brain to Research to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s
(by David Bull)

Alzheimer’s – From the perspective of a caregiver
- (by David Bull, May 2013)

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