Neurology Now

Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000311171.17166.38

Support for Spouses

Hadas, Rachel Ph.D.

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Rutgers University, NJ

I am the spousal caregiver of a 64-year-old husband with either early-onset Alzheimer's or frontotemporal dementia. My purpose in writing is to mention a couple of resources that I think should be mentioned in your Resource Central section. One is the wonderful organization Well Spouse ( for spousal caregivers. Many members of Well Spouse, though not all, are caring for people with protracted neurological ailments, from stroke to Parkinson's to the family of dementias.

The other is the Frontotemporal Dementia Association—a terrific resource for those struggling with this group of little-understood diseases. (

Thank you for your fine periodical.

Rachel Hadas, Ph.D.

Rutgers University, NJ

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