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Alzheimer's Patient Dotty Colors, 95 Years old

My mother Dorothy DeMarco, Dotty,lived with Alzheimer's but refused to let it define her -- http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2012/11/share-dotty-with-wor...
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Ten Tips for Communicating with an Alzheimer's Patient

Ten Tips for Communicating with an Alzheimer's Patient | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2013/08/5-things-you-should-never-say-to-person.html

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Alzheimer's Disease, Money, Checkbook | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Disease, Money, Checkbook | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Why would any Alzheimer's caregiver think or believe that a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease is competent enough to handle their own finances, write checks, and make decisions on major purchases like a car?
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Is Alzheimer's World an Irrational Place? | Alzheimer's Reading Room http://bit.ly/Ooj7z1

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are a Useful Tool for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are a Useful Tool for Alzheimer's Caregivers | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers around the country are an important source of information and help for Alzheimer's caregivers and their families.
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Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Tests) http://bit.ly/O3iKrg

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Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
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Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it? http://bit.ly/15frKiZ

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Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
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Dementia or Delirium - Which one is it?

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2013/08/dementia-or-delirium-which-one-is-it.html

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are a Very Useful Tool for Caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are a Very Useful Tool for Caregivers | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
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Dr Oz Eat Curry Prevent Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dr Oz Eat Curry Prevent Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Dr.Oz's number one suggestion -- eat curry once or twice a week to help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
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Alzheimer's Patients Can't Make Decisions, So You Must Guide Them http://bit.ly/10mGrUk

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Seeing the human pulse - MIT News Office

Seeing the human pulse - MIT News Office | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
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How to Get An Alzheimer's Patient to Take a Bath

How to Get An Alzheimer's Patient to Take a Bath | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
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Urinary Incontinence -- How We Beat Alzheimer's Disease Incontinence -- The Solution
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How to Communicate Medical Treatment Wishes and End of Life Goals -- Questionnaire

How to Communicate Medical Treatment Wishes and End of Life Goals -- Questionnaire | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Doctors vary in style and and without direction will operate under their own assumptions. In order to avoid this the patient needs to spell out the kinds and types of care they want in advance.
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Communicating in Alzheimer's World http://bit.ly/ck5Yon

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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Reading Room

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
When relating to a person with Alzheimer’s there are many guidelines to follow. I’m going to discuss five of the most basic ones here
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About Alzheimer's Reading Room http://bit.ly/9OqdJA

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Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections.
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Is Coconut Oil a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease? http://bit.ly/MQ12Lt

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Deep Sadness | CareGiver

Deep Sadness | CareGiver | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
It is not easy to overcome sadness, confusion, frustration, anger and a sense of hopelessness.
Bob DeMarco's insight:
You Say Good Bye and We Say Hello: The Montessori Method for Positive Dementia Care

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2013/08/you-say-good-bye-and-we-say-hello.html

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Does Anesthesia Cause Dementia or Memory Loss in the Elderly? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Does Anesthesia Cause Dementia or Memory Loss in the Elderly? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Does anesthesia increase the odds of developing dementia later in life? Does anesthesia hasten memory loss in persons already living with Alzheimer's and dementia?
Bob DeMarco's insight:
Urinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2010/10/urinary-tract-infections-can-hasten.html

 

Researchers have found a link between common infections, such as a cold, stomach bug or urine infection and an increase in inflammation like reactions in the brain which lead to an increased rate of cognitive decline. Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections.

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Igor Stakhnyuk's curator insight, August 9, 2013 2:15 AM

This article expands on the possible risks that patients could be taking when undergoing surgery. Such risks include dementia,alzheimers, and memory loss. I have not heard of any case like this so this is something I can observe and take in as I go through my career.

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The Hidden Joys of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Hidden Joys of Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
I first noticed that my mother’s mind was beginning to lose its way 12 years ago: midway through a sentence, her intended communication would get derailed and head off in a different, illogical direction, her original thought misplaced forever.
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The Hidden Joys of Alzheimer’s


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I Accept Alzheimer's World | Alzheimer's Front Row

I accept that this new world is very different from the real world as I know it.
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http://alzheimersfrontrow.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-accept-alzheimers-world.html

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How Alzheimer's Destroys the Brain -- Video

How Alzheimer's Destroys the Brain -- Video | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
This is a five star, must see, video that should be shared with anyone that has been touched by Alzheimer's disease.
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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia? http://bit.ly/gZzXuI

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2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Palm Beach - West Palm Beach, FL - Alzheimer's Association

2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Palm Beach - West Palm Beach, FL - Alzheimer's Association | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to fight Alzheimer's disease, with over 600 Walks nationwide. Join our Walk and help raise awareness and funds for vital Alzheimer's care, support and research.
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To learn morea bout Alzheimer's and dementia visit the Alzheimer's Reading Room

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2013/01/how-to-use-alzheimers-reading-room.html

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How Alzheimer's Spreads Throughout the Brain | Alzheimer's Reading Room

How Alzheimer's Spreads Throughout the Brain | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's is not very well understood, and it is hard to understand. This video, in my opinion, serves as a "foundation" to understanding.
Bob DeMarco's insight:
Is it really Alzheimer's Disease or Something Else? 

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009/03/is-it-really-alzheimers-or-something.html

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Watch the Memory Loss Tapes on the Internet (HBO Streaming Video) | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Watch the Memory Loss Tapes on the Internet (HBO Streaming Video) | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's and Dementia | Scoop.it
One of the most devastating forms of memory loss is Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.
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