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Early Onset Alzheimer’s blog has been nominated for Healthline’s best blog contest and I would appreciate your vote. I’ve been nominated for this contest several years and last year, we won second place. Finishing in the top three increases traffic to the blog. Last month I had 10,711 visitors. Prizes are awarded to the top three: $1,000 1st, $500 2nd, and $250 third. Any prize money would help defray costs to the Alzheimer’s Forum in March. This year will be my 17th annual trip to advocate for Alzheimer’s research funding and for caregiver support.

I’ve been blogging about Alzheimer’s at Early Onset Alzheimer’s blog since 2008. Writing was part of my healing process after Jim passed away.  A blog is an ongoing interaction that breathes life into the stories and experiences of being a caregiver. My goals are to encourage, inspire, and inform. Early Onset Alzheimer’s blog reflects my desire to live life to the fullest and to find humor in everyday life.

Voting is different this year and may create some challenges. The good news about this is it makes automatic voting impossible. This gives us a better chance to win one person, one vote, at a time. Thank you so much for your support!

The contest ends December 12, so please vote every day.

Instructions:

(1) Click on the Vote for Me button above to go to the voting site. Wait until “Vote for Your Favorite Blog” displays. This may take awhile, so please be patient.

(2) Type Early Onset in the search box.

(3) Enter your email and select the vote button.

(4) Scroll up and select the Not a Robot box and select the appropriate photos.

(5) The first time you vote the screen will direct you go to your email inbox. Look for an email from Wishpond and click on the link to verify your email address. Your vote will not count until you do this.

(6) Check for success. After you vote, a check mark will appear and a clock will display a countdown until you can vote again. It is much easier after the first time!

The direct link for the voting site is http://www.healthline.com/health/best-health-blogs-contest

Welcome!

Welcome to my website, an Alzheimer’s resource for caregivers and individuals with dementia. Soon I will be publishing Alzheimer’s articles written in everyday language for people who, like me, have been personally touched by dementia.

When Jim developed early-onset dementia, I began a quest to learn everything I could about Alzheimer’s disease. For the past fifteen years, I’ve continued my study of Alzheimer’s and have been involved in Alzheimer’s advocacy and other volunteer work.

Having a loved one with Alzheimer’s turned my world upside down. The best description I can think of for a primary caregiver is on-the-job training for a job you never wanted. Alzheimer’s affects the entire family, and members need to know what to expect so they can make appropriate decisions and provide the best care for their loved one.

Writing was my therapy throughout the ten years of being a primary caregiver, and helped me cope with Jim’s death. By sharing my experiences as a caregiver through my early onset Alzheimer’s blog and this website, I hope to provide encouragement, inspiration, and information for others who travel the Alzheimer’s Journey.

L.S. Fisher

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