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Mayo Clinic Seeks to Identify Early Alzheimer's Stages | Sunrise Senior Living

Mayo Clinic Seeks to Identify Early Alzheimer's Stages | Sunrise Senior Living | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic makes recommendations to guidelines for preclinical Alzheimer's disease that may help medical professionals, families and those who have the disease better manage it and plan for Alzheimer's care.

 

The study seeks to add clarification for physicians and researchers who as of yet do not have common and specific terms to describe the initial phases of the disease.

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Fade to Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer's

Fade to Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Starting Oct. 17, 90.9 WBUR presents a week-long series of special reports: Part 1: Ralph And Ruth -- A Personal Narrative (Oct. 17)Part 2: The State Of Alzheimer's Research (Oct. 18)Part 3: To Test Or Not? (Oct. 19)Part 4: Funding Alzheimer’s (Oct. 20)Part 5: Caring For The Coming Wave Of Alzheimer’s Cases (Oct. 21)

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Dementia now on the parliamentary agenda! - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues

Only hours after 500 Alzheimer’s Australia supporters marched on Canberra to demand government action to restore dementia as a national priority beyond 2013 and grant the organisation $500 million of funding to the cause over five years, the matter has been raised in parliament.

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Leading Alzheimer’s Disease Groups Unveil Monthly Twitter Chat

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month!

 

The regularly-scheduled discussion was conceived of by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, and is co-sponsored by AARP, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the American Health Assistance Foundation, The Fox Group, LLC, the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (that's us!), and Seniors for Living.

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Assistance with Satisfaction – Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Assistance with Satisfaction – Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

For a person suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, structure is a vital part of everyday life.

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Play encourages dialogue around Alzheimer’s and dementia

Play encourages dialogue around Alzheimer’s and dementia | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Playwright JC Sulzenko tells of Jake’s experience as he watches his grandma change from world traveller, expert birder and best cookie baker, to someone who forgets where she lives and cannot remember his name.

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CaringWise Blog: Tips, Tools and Reflections for the Family Caregiver

CaringWise Blog: Tips, Tools and Reflections for the Family Caregiver | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

These days it seems like everyone I know is dealing with an aging parent.
Whether it is a short-term need—lots of hands-on help while recuperating from a
hip replacement—or the sort of change that heralds a whole new stage of life,
it’s tough. Even depressing. And as a friend it’s hard to know how to help.

 

Here are five mood boosters that can help your friend through this rocky
patch.

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Dementia Care: Seeing it from the Other Side | American Society on Aging

Dementia Care: Seeing it from the Other Side | American Society on Aging | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

This FREE web seminar will present health care providers with some of the latest information available in understanding dementia, with a goal of working more effectively with people living with the condition and their caregivers.

 

Some of the most common questions regarding dementia will be addressed, including “How do you tell the difference between normal aging and dementia?”, “What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?”, “Why should I worry about getting it identified or diagnosed?”, and “Why are they doing this?”

 

Practical and valuable answers to these questions will be outlined, with a goal of seeing things differently and providing better care and support to those you serve.

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Dementia Sufferers' Behavior Improved By Laughter: Study | ThirdAge

Dementia Sufferers' Behavior Improved By Laughter: Study | ThirdAge | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Dementia sufferers showed improvements in their behavior after being encouraged to laugh as part of a study of four hundred people across 36 nursing homes.

 

Patients who had amusing visits from a "humor therapist" and were cared for by staff under a "laughter boss" were less agitated, reports the Herald Sun.

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Pat Robertson: Alzheimer's Makes Divorce OK - ABC News

Pat Robertson: Alzheimer's Makes Divorce OK - ABC News | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Robertson's comments came after a viewer asked what advice he should give a friend who had been seeing another woman since his wife had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

 

"I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her," Robertson said.

 

But the Rev. A.D. Baxter, a social worker with Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, said care from a loved one is irreplaceable.

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Join #talkalz on Twitter every 2nd Tuesday!

Join #talkalz on Twitter every 2nd Tuesday! | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Want the latest solid information and advice about Alzheimer’s Disease?

 

 

Join #talkalz every 2nd Tuesday at 12 noon EST!

 

Our chat will primarily reach out to those impacted by the disease: patients, caregivers, loved ones of those with Alzheimer’s. But we’re also here to collaborate with other Alzheimer’s organizations, caregiving organizations, healthcare providers, lawmakers, big pharma, researchers; anyone who has something constructive to add to the Alzheimer’s dialogue. Please join us and add to our conversation!

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Current challenge: Living well with dementia

Current challenge: Living well with dementia | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

The Design Council and the Department of Health are running a competition to rethink life with dementia. We’re challenging you to help people with dementia and their carers live easier, better planned and more enjoyable lives.

 

You give: your time + your team + your ideas

 

You get: a slice of £360K + professional support to make a difference

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I Remember Better When I Paint | Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly

I Remember Better When I Paint | Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

The people you see here, at the museum, at the circus, or at a painting workshop, people who appear so together, so alive and focused, are in fact dealing with serious memory problems.

 

They have lost many of their cognitive skills. They are living with Alzheimer's disease.

 

Their involvement with the arts and other creative activities is now being recognized as a way to help bring them back into more active communication and a richer quality of life.

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Restoring Memories for Alzheimer's, Demenita Patients Through Movies - AARP Bulletin

Restoring Memories for Alzheimer's, Demenita Patients Through Movies - AARP Bulletin | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Do you love old movies? This is a great program where caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's and dementia don't just sit and watch, they play interactive games before the movie and answer questions after, helping them relive old memories and keep their minds active. It's a win-win!

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Scanning the Environment | CPI

Therapists have made the mistake of assuming that if a person can find what they need in their own home, i.e. finding their supplies in a linen closet, this means they are scanning their environment.

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Zen and the Art of Coping With Alzheimer's

Zen and the Art of Coping With Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

With scientific progress lacking, Alzheimer's patients and caregivers are locked in a slow, sad dance.

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Blood test may show how fast Alzheimer’s progresses

Blood test may show how fast Alzheimer’s progresses | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

The research shows there are markers in blood that may be a good indicator of time.

 

“We’re confident there’s a relationship between these lipids and AD progression, but this work is not yet ready to be used clinically."

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GPS Enabled Shoes For People With Alzheimer's - Forbes

GPS Enabled Shoes For People With Alzheimer's - Forbes | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

A new, clunky shoe for tracking the wearer with a device implanted in the sole
is now available. It does seem like a good idea, but I have one problem with
it. It’s not the $300 price tag.

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The Home Healthcare Industry has Many Changes & Challenges Ahead

The Home Healthcare Industry has Many Changes & Challenges Ahead | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

The economic downturn, healthcare reform legislation, the changing preferences of seniors in America (or perhaps, the greater availability of long-term care services in settings other than nursing homes), all have contributed to tremendous growth in this sector. (You can read about Home Care: Then & Now at SeniorsForLiving.com.) Throw in the huge numbers of boomers and seniors in need of services over the next few decades, and I’d say the future of home healthcare looks bright.

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A Chance to Focus on Dementia Caused by Sports Trauma

A Chance to Focus on Dementia Caused by Sports Trauma | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Dementia has long been a severe problem for former NFL players. In the past, the
88 Fund was established specifically to support care for football players who
develop dementia. There is a growing movement among NFL retirees to donate their
brains to the center for CTE at Boston University Medical School.

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Most Dementia Cases Are Undiagnosed, According to Report

Most Dementia Cases Are Undiagnosed, According to Report | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Three quarters of the 36 million people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease may not be diagnosed, according to the Alzheimer’s Disease International “World Alzheimer Report 2011.”

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People with dementia deserve a hearing

People with dementia deserve a hearing | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Hearing the voices of people who live with dementia has made me think much harder about the language we all use to describe those in that situation. We all speak and think so quickly, that it's easy to use default terms – to label people as patients, care receivers, service users, residents, dementia sufferers, victims. But each term has its own connotations and each conveys a specific and very partial role which can easily prevent us from seeing the wholeness of the person we are describing and, hopefully, wanting to understand.

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The World Today - Secrets to Alzheimer's possibly unlocked within a decade

The World Today - Secrets to Alzheimer's possibly unlocked within a decade | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

More than 1000 Australians develop Alzheimer's disease every week. There's no
cure to this devastating illness.

 

A world expert on Alzheimer's says its secrets could be unlocked within a decade, paving the way to prevention.

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Dementia Care Specialists

Dementia Care Specialists | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

Two ways to support better quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's and dementia:

1) Like us.

2) Share your story!

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Living with Dementia: UK's Design Council Challenge Underway | Seniors For Living

Living with Dementia: UK's Design Council Challenge Underway | Seniors For Living | Alzheimer's and Dementia Care | Scoop.it

A new contest sponsored by the UK's Design Council & Department of Health seeks submissions in various categories to promote living well with dementia.

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