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Police arrest 72-year-old dementia patient for a five-year-old unpaid SEAT BELT ticket

Police arrest 72-year-old dementia patient for a five-year-old unpaid SEAT BELT ticket | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
Police in East Moline, Illinois, went to Carol Fulscher's home to check on her well being Saturday night after a friend called them when she didn't hear from her.

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Shameful 

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Sandy Spencer's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:38 PM

Now, this is ridiculous, for sure.

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Rick Phelps: Statistics are skewed

Rick Phelps: Statistics are skewed | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
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Statistics on Alzheimer's and dementia are skewed. Up until two years ago the cause of death was not considered Alzheimer's or dementia.
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Rick Phelps: Fiblets, lying to your loved one?

Rick Phelps: Fiblets, lying to your loved one? | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
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Fiblets,
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Does the Combination of Aricept and Namenda Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Does the Combination of Aricept and Namenda Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
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My mom was on this combination and early on she did progress slow. This makes me wonder
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Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? - Intelihealth

Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? - Intelihealth | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
“Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? http://t.co/sscSUonnZS”;
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Email many courses of dementia but still no slowing the progression or cure. Very good explanation of the diseases that cause dementia.
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Very good description of the types of diseases that cause dementia. There is still no slowing or cure for diseases that cause dementia

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Twitter / MemoryPeople: Memory People caregiver shares ...

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Excellent advice from a caregiver who has walked the journey with her mom with Alzheimer's
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The Contentious Alzheimer’s Patient: You Can Be Right or You Can Have Peace | Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Contentious Alzheimer’s Patient: You Can Be Right or You Can Have Peace | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it

So the next time you find yourself ready to argue with your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, ask yourself, “Do I want to be right or do I want to have peace?”

 


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It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong what matters is they  are safe pain-free and content

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Bob DeMarco's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:49 AM

The Alzheimer's Reading Room Knowledge Base contains more than 4,500 articles. In the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR), we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers and their families encounter each day. http://bit.ly/Xqw2Fh

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Bob DeMarco - Google+ Visiting a Person Living with Alzheimer's

Bob DeMarco - Google+ Visiting a Person Living with Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it

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So very true and so very sad.
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If you have Alzheimer's or Dementia, there's a Group waiting for You

If you have Alzheimer's or Dementia, there's a Group waiting for You | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
“Rick Phelps was diagnosed with EOAD (Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease) a couple years ago. Instead of fading away with this disease, Rick has done something very different. Rick has decided to make vi...”
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Join Memory People for Alzheimer's and dementia related to disease support and awareness https://www.facebook.com/groups/180666768616259/
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FDA warning about false Dietary Supplement claims to Treat a Concussion?

FDA warning about false Dietary Supplement claims to Treat a Concussion? | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
FDA is warning consumers to avoid products marketed as dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.

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Not a surprise. Always taking advantage of the vulnerable desperate for help, a cure...

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'Promising' blood test discovered for Alzheimer's dementia - Medical News Today

'Promising' blood test discovered for Alzheimer's dementia - Medical News Today | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
“West - Welfare Society Territory 'Promising' blood test discovered for Alzheimer's dementia Medical News Today Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, can currently only be diagnosed with certainty at autopsy, so there is...”
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Imagine if that was a blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
“alzheimersdisease,alzheimers-disease,alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, alzheimer's research, alzheimer's caregiving, Alzheimer's, dementia, early onset, early-onset, early stage, early-stage, brain disease, alzheimer's...”
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There are many diseases that cause dementia.
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Alzheimer's caregivers suffer financially

Alzheimer's caregivers suffer financially | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's caregivers are suffering financially, cutting back on their own food, medicine and education.
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Living Proof that Alzheimer’s Can’t Steal Love - AgingCare.com

Living Proof that Alzheimer’s Can’t Steal Love - AgingCare.com | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
My mother can't always remember who she is, but that doesn't mean the love between them is gone.
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The love never leaves. Always a mom <3
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Rick Phelps

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Without a reference point a dementia patient doesn't know what day of the week it is includingTGIF
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Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? - Intelihealth

Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? - Intelihealth | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it

“Is it Alzheimer's, Dementia or Something Else? http://t.co/sscSUonnZS”;

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Very good description of the types of diseases that cause dementia. There is still no slowing or cure for diseases that cause dementia

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Michele Desocio's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:58 AM
Email many courses of dementia but still no slowing the progression or cure. Very good explanation of the diseases that cause dementia.
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The Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia is Vulnerable to Fraud

The Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia is Vulnerable to Fraud | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
When Mom called because she'd received a gas bill for $300 in the middle of a heat wave, I was shocked. It was bad enough that her last credit-card bill contained fraudulent charges for expensive e...
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Many causes of dementia but no matter which one there is still no slowing progression or cure. good explanation of the many diseases that cause Dementia. 

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Twitter / DesocioMichele: Join us #Memorypeople Talks ...

Twitter / DesocioMichele: Join us #Memorypeople Talks ... | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
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Join Memory People talks with special guest Charles Schoenfeld https://www.facebook.com/groups/554631627956006/ Thursday January 9, 2014
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How Close are We to a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

How Close are We to a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease? | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's caregivers are not very knowledgeable about brain cell death, and how you can go about developing new brain cells.

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Not close enough 

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Bob DeMarco's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:56 PM

How Alzheimer's Spreads Throughout the Brain

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Rick Phelps

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Rick Phelps the good news they know clinical trials are not working, the bad news is they are back to square one ...
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Signs your parent needs help - AgingCare.com

Signs your parent needs help - AgingCare.com | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
Elderly people often deny that there is a problem and that they might need help at home. Here are 20 signs that may indicate your parent needs help at home.
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Add Your Insight... Such a difficult thing to do but sometimes the right thing to do
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Rick Phelps: Videos Series

Rick Phelps: Videos Series | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it
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Powerful dementia awareness videos by Rick Phelps on his blog A rare opportunity to hear from an Alzheimer's patient what it's like to live with the disease
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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, Dementia | 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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Imagine what it like knowing you're losing you mind...
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Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment | Alzheimer's, Dementia | Scoop.it

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Several categories of meds to treat Dementia symptoms
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