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What do I need to know about caring for someone with amnesia?

Caring for someone with amnesia may be frustrating at times. Depending on the extent of the amnesia, your friend or family member may require more supervised assistance. Caring for a person with amnesia is often a matter of dealing with the underlying cause of the memory loss. Whether the person abuses alcohol, has had a stroke, or is dealing with Alzheimer's disease, as a caregiver you should find support from others in similar circumstances.

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