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ALZHEIMERS CHAT ROOM

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Health & Help Chat is very proud to offer this online support network for those dealing with the heartbreak of alzheimer's disease. In order to connect with others in a similar, possibly caretaking role, Health & Help Chat is pleased to present to you this Alzheimer's Disease Chat Room, alzheimer's disease Forums, and an alzheimer's disease social network.

We welcome you to our Alzheimer chat rooms. We realize that most who join are caretakers, though we also support those with Alzheimers as well. We recognize how difficult it must be for you.

Health & Help Chat understands how difficult it is to watch the people who saw you grow, and in some cases, those who carried you for nine months begin to deteriorate into the degenerative, progressive and incurable world of alzheimer's disease. We can sympathize with you as you first watched the seemingly harmless memory loss before the dementia finally set in. To ultimately, after perhaps being the primary caregiver for your loved one, decide it is time to look into assisted living facilities. To hold the hand of the man or woman who raised you, and see them struggling to recognize you can cut a hole deep inside your heart and can make you feel alone. Health & Help Chat is here to tell you that you most certainly are not. To prove this to you, we are offering you a support network with an Alzheimer's Disease Peer Support Chat Room, alzheimer's disease peer support forums and an alzheimer's disease peer support social network. Our goal here at Health & Help Chat is to make it easier for you to connect with a community of peers to give and receive compassionate support. Perhaps you will be able to offer what signs and symptoms you first saw in your loved one to someone who is unsure whether or not it is time to take their mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend to the doctor. Please enter to meet, greet, share and support with others.

According to, Alzheimer's Association, "5.3 million people in the United States alone have alzheimer's disease, and there are 10.9 million unpaid caregivers for these ill people."1 Perhaps you are one of those millions of caregivers not only in the United States, but around the world. Maybe you are the daughter, niece, nephew or son of a family member who is suffering. It has been estimated that, "19 million people had a family member with Alzheimer's in the US (ADEAR)."

Being a caretaker can be a thankless job that is exhausting emotionally, mentally and physically. Although you love your family member dearly, and know that you will do all you can to make sure that he or she is safe and comfortable, it is important that you take care of your own needs as well. These needs not only include the basic physical ones such as food, shelter and clothing, but emotional needs as well. If you are feeling so stressed that you cannot bear to face another day being a caretaker, you will be of no use to your loved one or to yourself. Health & Help Chat encourages you to either begin to or continue to take care of your emotional needs right here with us.

Even a broken record has merit. Though our loved ones are trapped in their thoughts, there is solace in our memories of them. We knew who they were before such a terrible disease took so much from them, or see glimpses occasionally on their good days. It is important to find humor where you can, in order to prevent feeling burned-out. Talking with other people who support those with Alzheimers will let you know you aren't alone, and have an outlet to talk about how you feel.

Health & Help Chat is offering you an Alzheimer's Disease Peer Support Chat Room, alzheimer's disease peer support forums and the alzheimer's disease peer support social network to get to know others worldwide who are in a similar position as you. Please use what is offered here at Health & Help Chat to recharge yourself to face another day, to get to know people, and to finally have an understanding ear to listen.

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