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Relationships & Dementia

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Join Karen Garner, Lakelyn Hogan and other caregivers to get tips on coping with the many ways dementia can impact your personal relationships.

  • Coping with dementia-related personality changes
  • Shifting from spouse to caregiver
  • Navigating family conflict related to care responsibilities

About the Expert:

Alzheimer’s disease expert by experience, Karen Garner, 47, was the caregiver for her husband Jim who passed away from younger onset Alzheimer's Disease in April 2016.

As the founder of The Garner Foundation to help dementia caregivers, she is passionate about educating doctors, lawmakers and anyone who will listen about Alzheimer’s and the toll it takes on families. She started her blog, www.missingjim.com, to become a face and voice for younger onset Alzheimer’s Disease. She and her two children, Frances, 16 and Bradley, 12, have traveled to Washington D.C. many times to advocate for more research funding and to bring awareness to those that can help facilitate change.

Karen lives in Newport News, VA, volunteers at her children’s schools and is also a proud softball, field hockey and baseball mom as well as a coach to Bradley’s basketball team.

Chat Archive:

Balancing Independence & Safety For Your Loved One

Live Chat with expert Karen Garner

December 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's & Wandering Prevention

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September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving
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June 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Indoor & Outdoor Alzheimer's
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March 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST

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Family Dynamics in Caregiving: How to Improve Communication, Develop Teamwork & Make Decisions Together

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December 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Coping, Surviving, & Even Thriving as a Family Caregiver.

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November 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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The Importance of Early Detection

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October 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care: Where We've Been & Where We're Going

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September 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Overcoming Social Isolation

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August 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Asking for Help, Getting Help, & Accepting Help

Live Chat with Molly Carpenter

July 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips for Traveling With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

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June 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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After the Diagnosis

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May 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips and Advice on Difficult Behaviors

Live chat with David Troxel

April 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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Managing the Unexpected

Live chat with Dr. Amy D'Aprix

March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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Caregiving Challenges

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

February 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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A New Year Brings a Fresh Start to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

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January 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST

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End of Life Conversations: How to Discuss Difficult Topics with Your Loved One

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Family Caregivers: Your Alzheimer's and Dementia Questions Answered

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

November 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Gearing Up for the Holidays

Live chat with expert David Troxel

October 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Techniques to Help Counter Difficult Behaviors

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

September 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's Q&A: Your Caregiving Questions Answered

Live chat with expert David Troxel

August 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips to Help Reduce Summertime Stress

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: An Open Forum to Ask Your Caregiving Questions

Live chat with expert David Troxel

June 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Simple Steps for Senior Home Safety

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

May 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's & Dementia: Overcoming Social Isolation

Live chat with expert David Troxel

April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Steps to Healthier Eating for You and Your Loved One

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

March 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Life After Caregiving: Preparing for the Change in your Journey

Live chat with expert David Troxel

February 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Dementia: Join the Caregiving Conversation

Live chat with expert Molly Carpenter

January 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Handling Anger and Combativeness

Live chat with expert David Troxel

December 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Around the Holidays

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

November 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Managing Symptoms and Handling Situations

Live chat with expert David Troxel

October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Confidence to Care: Your Alzheimer's and Dementia Questions Answered

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

September 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Activities to Engage Loved Ones with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Live chat with expert David Troxel

August 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Alzheimer's and Dementia: Advice and Solutions for Difficult Behaviors

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

July 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Dealing with Bedtime Struggles, Sleep Problems and Wandering

Live chat with expert David Troxel

June 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Safety at Home: Aging in Place with Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

May 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Practical Advice for Handling Hygiene Activities and Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert David Troxel

April 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Tips and Hints to Manage Caregiver Stress

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

March 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm EDT

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Identity, Dignity and Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

February 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST

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Symptoms, Stages and Coping

Live chat with expert David Troxel

January 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST

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Living with Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert David Troxel

December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

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Dealing with Difficult Alzheimer's Behaviors

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

November 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm EST

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Capturing Memories for Someone with Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert Laurie Owen

November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

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Coping with Grief Associated with Alzheimer's

Live chat with expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix

November 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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