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Alzheimer's Care Givers Learn Techniques

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More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. The condition presents hardships for patients and also family members-- but now there are new ways to cope.

Deb Lilffrig Kaul's father suffers from Alzheimer's, and as a nurse she said she has found the best treatment around-- love.

Deb Liffrig Kaul, Nurse) "Primary thing would be learning their life story. What is it about that person that meant a lot to them before they got the disease, before the disease manifested. What kinds of things did they like? What kinds of things did they like to do, and learning how to try and adapt those kinds of things so that people can continue to find meaning from those. Because those never go away, and so that's the way we can continue to be in a relationship with them and communicate with them."

She said her father now lovingly calls his wife his girlfriend, and hopes that those wanting the same successes and more information will visit their conference in Williston tomorrow.

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