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Meryl Comer talked about her book, Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s, in which she reports on the effects of Alzheimer’s, the degenerative brain disease that affects 5.4 million Americans and 44 million people globally. In the book, the author recounts her husband’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 58 and the two decades of care she provided for him from their home.

  • Lynda Alfonso

    Hello Ms. Comer. My heart goes out to you on what you have endured and how beautifully you have handled it. My husband had Alzheimer’s for approximately 2 years and he passed this last November. I was lucky enough to be able to keep him home as it was a promise I had made to him. It was quite costly but I would do it for him again in a heart beat. My question is, how have things improved for caregivers? in my opinion, not very well. I know many caregivers prefer not to or can not keep their loved one at home, and I respect and understand that. But for those who would like to have their loved ones in the home, it seems there is very little support, especially financially to help keep their loved ones at home.