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?
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.
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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Bob DeMarco's insight:
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