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Alzheimer’s conference to provide attendees with info, support and a respite

Linda Waddington, right, a Rotterdam resident who is caregiver for her husband, Frank, left, who has Alzheimer's. Linda has gone to the  15th annual Caregivers Conference sponsored by the Northeast Alzheimer's Association many times and is very active with the Alzheimer's Association, going to support groups and education groups so she can help Frank and help her cope with the disease.she can help Frank and help her cope with the disease.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Linda Waddington, right, a Rotterdam resident who is caregiver for her husband, Frank, left, who has Alzheimer's. Linda has gone to the 15th annual Caregivers Conference sponsored by the Northeast Alzheimer's Association many times and is very active with the Alzheimer's Association, going to support groups and education groups so she can help Frank and help her cope with the disease.she can help Frank and help her cope with the disease.
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When your spouse has Alzheimer’s disease, it changes your marriage. “My husband is really my child now,” says Linda Waddington, an Alzheimer’s caregiver who lives in Rotterdam. “I have to tell him everything. I put the toothpaste on his toothbrush. I make sure he buttons all his buttons. He doesn’t remember from one minute to the other. He’s got the mind of a 4-year-old.” WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 WHERE: Albany ...

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