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Dementia patient, 84, died in handcuffs - Telegraph

Dementia patient, 84, died in handcuffs - Telegraph | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Chief Inspector of Prisons says "sense of humanity was lost" in cases of foreign detainees kept in handcuffs as they died (Dementia patient, 84, died in handcuffs http://t.co/jbQzML6kei)...
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Coconut Oil & Peanut Butter: New Advances for Alzheimer's

Coconut Oil & Peanut Butter: New Advances for Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Discover how a tablespoon of peanut butter and an intake of coconut oil may help in the diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:09 PM

Something to think about....

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8 Ways to Lower the Stress Level when you live with someone who has Alzheimer's

8 Ways to Lower the Stress Level when you live with someone who has Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
People with dementia are often frightened and alone, even if they're right there with you. That's because they may not have the memory information to remind them they know you. And life itself has ...
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Woman with Dementia Wanders from Her Home and Dies | Dementia Reading Room

Woman with Dementia Wanders from Her Home and Dies | Dementia Reading Room | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Wandering is among the most unsettling and even terrifying behaviors people living with dementia display display.

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Anita Moran's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:36 PM

This is why the GPS are needed so badly.

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Caregivers: Relaxation Techniques That Really Work

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Alzheimer's Documentary | The Caregiver and Family Experience

To help educate families, BrightStar Care, a full-service private duty home care franchise that provides both medical and non-medical care to clients from in...
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Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer ...

Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer ... | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says.
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Sydney dementia patient sent to facility 400km from family

Sydney dementia patient sent to facility 400km from family | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
The family of an 82-year-old Cape Breton woman with dementia is frustrated and heartbroken that she's been sent to a long-term care facility 400 kilometres away from relatives and friends.
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Reflections on My Role As a Caregiver - Huffington Post (blog)

Reflections on My Role As a Caregiver - Huffington Post (blog) | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Reflections on My Role As a Caregiver
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It's close to year's end. Only about two weeks left in 2013.

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Just remember this: It may not be smart to get yourself tested for dementia - News-Herald.com

Just remember this: It may not be smart to get yourself tested for dementia - News-Herald.com | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Just remember this: It may not be smart to get yourself tested for dementia
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As you get older, every time you misplace your wallet or can't remember why you walked into the kitchen, you may wonder: Is this a sign of dementia?
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What is "Sundowning" for the Person with Alzheimer's and Dementia?

What is "Sundowning" for the Person with Alzheimer's and Dementia? | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
A night with Sundowners (aka night terrors) can leave you exhausted the next day Some "Sundowners" symptoms which plague mid-stage Alzheimer's or Dementia patients are so severe they are often call...
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I Wonder What it Feels Like to be Unable to Remember? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

I Wonder What it Feels Like to be Unable to Remember? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
The more I thought about it the more nervous I became. I could actually feel myself becoming "unglued". Unsettled. Nervous. Anxious.

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5 Ways to be a Better Caregiver - Dance and Dementia

5 Ways to be a Better Caregiver - Dance and Dementia | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
As caregivers our focus is mainly to take care of a loved one or a client. We find it as important to take care of yourself.
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What is the global impact of dementia? - Videos - CBS News

Doctors Jon Lapook and Rudolph Tanzi discuss a disease that almost everyone fears , Alzheimer’s, during this week’s Morning Rounds on "CBS This Morning: Saturday." (RT @RudyTanzi: For those interested, here is a link to my @CBSThisMorning interview...
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Preparing for the battle against dementia - Hamilton Spectator

Preparing for the battle against dementia - Hamilton Spectator | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Preparing for the battle against dementia
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We need respite and support for caregivers, usually spouses and family.
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A Mother and Daughter's Journey into Alzheimer's - Litchfield County Times

A Mother and Daughter's Journey into Alzheimer's - Litchfield County Times | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
A Mother and Daughter's Journey into Alzheimer's Litchfield County Times “Ay bendito,” a Puerto Rican saying meaning “I feel your pain,” was something that Celia Pomerantz learned from her mother and what she held on to through long days taking...
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Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly
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Twenty-four percent had required unpaid care or assistance for an average of 18.2 weeks at 4.7 hours a week.
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4 Essential (and Overlooked) Facts About Your Brain and Your Mind

4 Essential (and Overlooked) Facts About Your Brain and Your Mind | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
'Our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genet­ics or age.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:17 PM

Interesting except from "Sharpbrains Guide to Brain Fitness"

This is an adapted excerpt from the book “The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age”- See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/science/4_essential_and_overlooked_facts_about_your_brain_and_your_mind#sthash.DZT1UE0f.dpufThis is an adapted excerpt from the book “The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age”- See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/science/4_essential_and_overlooked_facts_about_your_brain_and_your_mind#sthash.DZT1UE0f.dpuf
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Don't Let The 5 Stages of Grief - Turn into Depression

Don't Let The 5 Stages of Grief - Turn into Depression | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Grief can be a real issue as your loved one moves deeper into their disease of Alzheimer's and farther removed from you and family members. The 5 Stages of Grief are a natural response to loss and ...

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Weir family's financial appeals denied in dementia case

Weir family's financial appeals denied in dementia case | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Nova Scotia's Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard says the government will not intervene to help an Annapolis Valley family dealing with the financial repercussions of dementia.
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To Address The Dementia Epidemic, We Need Smarter Research Funding - Forbes

To Address The Dementia Epidemic, We Need Smarter Research Funding - Forbes | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
To Address The Dementia Epidemic, We Need Smarter Research Funding
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Dementia, the most common form of which is Alzheimer's disease, currently affects 44 million people worldwide and is expected to afflict triple that number by 2050.
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Now You can have Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia and Still Live Longer and Remember Better

Now You can have Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia and Still Live Longer and Remember Better | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Having Alzheimer's or Dementia doesn't have to mean an instant death sentence or forgetting everyone  and everything familiar within a decade. Plenty of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementi...
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Making the Holidays Bright When Alzheimer's Is in the Picture - Huffington Post

Making the Holidays Bright When Alzheimer's Is in the Picture - Huffington Post | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
Making the Holidays Bright When Alzheimer's Is in the Picture
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The one constant about life is that it is always changing. This dynamic is particularly acute around the holidays.
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A dad's Alzheimer's - LA Observed

A dad's Alzheimer's - LA Observed | Alzheimer's | Scoop.it
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A dad's Alzheimer's
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So: Alzheimer's. That ghost weaving in and out of sight in the shadow of the doorway....
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