There are things Alzheimer's patients' caregivers should never do, such as arguing with patients or asking patients whether they remember something, writes Marie Marley, author of "Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy." She says caregivers should not be in denial if a loved one shows signs of dementia, delay nursing home care if it clearly is needed or stop visiting when a loved one seems not to recognize them.

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