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How To Visit a Friend or Acquaintance With Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room

How To Visit a Friend or Acquaintance With Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
They didn’t know precisely what condition George was in, and they had no idea how to interact with him. Tom was now living with dementia.
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Alzheimer's World -- Two Circles Trying to Intersect

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Alzheimer's and the Dreaded Bowel Movement

I already wrote about how I beat urinary incontinence and bladder infections. That solution is not perfect. Poop. No enema, no pills, no laxatives. How I won the Poop-E war. http://bit.ly/bIoGFd

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Many will avoid visiting the person with dementia because they don't know what to say or how to behave. We had a few family members that avoided Mom simply because they didn't know what to say to her.

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95 Year Old Alzheimer's Patient Colors Beautifully and Talks About It

Share Dotty with the World - A Special Request | Alzheimer's Reading Room http://bit.ly/SSU7SP My mother Dorothy DeMarco, Dotty,lived with Alzheimer's but re...
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The A4 Study

The A4 Study | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it

If you are a healthy older adult age with normal memory, now is the time to join the fight to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The A4 Study is a landmark clinical trial that is testing a new drug that may help slow memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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What to Do When Alzheimer’s Threatens to Tear Your Family Apart | Alzheimer's Reading Room

What to Do When Alzheimer’s Threatens to Tear Your Family Apart | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
Dealing with Alzheimer’s can bring out many strong emotions. As the disease progresses caregiving issues can often ignite or magnify [existing] family conflicts.
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Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer's and Sundowing | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer's and Sundowing | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
Get tips for coping with sundowning, restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening from the Alzheimer's Disease and Education Center.
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Who is at greatest risk of dying after a broken hip?

Who is at greatest risk of dying after a broken hip? | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
It has been estimated that approximately 25% to 40% of people following a hip fracture die within the first 12 months after their injury.
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B Smith, "Things Like That Make Me Very Sad" | Alzheimer's Reading Room

B Smith, "Things Like That Make Me Very Sad" | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
I read the words, "Things Like That Make Me Very Sad", and I felt like I was getting stabbed right in my heart.
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How to Deal with Never Ending Grief | Alzheimer's Reading Room

How to Deal with Never Ending Grief | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
Coping with loss is an ultimately deeply personal and singular experience . . . The best thing you can do is to allow yourself to feel the grief as it comes over you.
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Alzheimer's Alert - Alzheimer's Patients Do Forget But Can Still Retain Happy Feelings

Alzheimer's Alert - Alzheimer's Patients Do Forget But Can Still Retain Happy Feelings | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's patients might forget a joke or a meaningful conversation -- but even so, the warm feelings associated with the experience can stick around and boost their mood.
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The Metamorphosis of an Alzheimer's Care Partner
I guess you could say, more or…

The Metamorphosis of an Alzheimer's Care Partner<br/>I guess you could say, more or… | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
The Metamorphosis of an Alzheimer's Care Partner
I guess you could say, more or less, that most Alzheimer's caregivers are "hatched". You wake up one day… - Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+
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Should People Living with Alzheimer's Read?

Should People Living with Alzheimer's Read? | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it

Everything in the infirmary just stopped; the nurses and aides all stood very still, even the aide mopping the floor stopped and leaned on her mop to listen to Ava read.  


Tom and Kare relate a wonderful story that sends a message of hope 
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Urinary Tract Infections | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Urinary Tract Infections | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
How to identify and stop urinary tract infections before they cause memory loss, increased rates of cognitive decline, or organ damage.
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What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia occurs when the blood supply…

What is Vascular Dementia?<br/><br/>Vascular dementia occurs when the blood supply… | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia occurs when the blood supply carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is interrupted by a blocked or… - Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+
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She Went to Heaven on May 25, 2012
We did not allow Alzheimer's to control us,…

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She Went to Heaven on May 25, 2012
We did not allow Alzheimer's to control us, instead we decided to live our lives . Bob De Marco +Alzheimer's Reading… - Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+
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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer's

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer's Association suggests people experiencing any of the disease's 10 early warning signs should see a doctor. (Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

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10 Traits of People Living With Alzheimer's

10 Traits of People Living With Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it

Caregiving is seldom simple, but it is the ordinary acts we perform each day that make the difference. Alzheimer's Reading Room  

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From the Collective Brain -- One of the Things that Helped My Mother's Anxiety

From the Collective Brain -- One of the Things that Helped My Mother's Anxiety | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
I also learned that saying "I love you" whenever your loved one becomes anxious quells fears and leave both parties basking in its glow.
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Alzheimer's Flash of Genius, Live Your LFe

Alzheimer's Flash of Genius, Live Your LFe | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
It happened in a flash, late at night, while I was in the Bunkhouse of my Mind.
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Baby Boomers Stress Over Caregiving and Job

Baby Boomers Stress Over Caregiving and Job | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
A majority of Baby Boomers said they are stressed out about caregiving and, at the same time, are worried about how their caregiving is impacting their job.80 Percent Feel Stress 
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Alzheimer's Care as a Form of Communication | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Care as a Form of Communication | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
I learned over time, as an Alzheimer's caregiver, that the cumulative acts we perform each day can and do make a difference.
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What is Dementia?

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When Alzheimer's Patients Say Mean Things, Make an Inventory | Alzheimer's Reading Room

When Alzheimer's Patients Say Mean Things, Make an Inventory | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
The question, how can you get a person living with dementia to stop saying mean and hurtful things to you?
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Dementia Patients in the Emergency Room - Think UTI First | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia Patients in the Emergency Room - Think UTI First | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
This hair raising emergency room story had a happy ending. It does not always end that way. In fact, more often than not it doesn't.
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The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia
Study results show that people who got…

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The Connection Between UTIs and Dementia
Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without… - Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+
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When a Loved One Living With Alzheimer's Becomes Violent

When a Loved One Living With Alzheimer's Becomes Violent | Alzheimer's Dementia | Scoop.it
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 95 Year Old Alzheimer's Patient Colors Beautifully and Talks About It   
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Dementia sufferer forgotten how to swallow

Have you ever discussed this in a…

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Dementia sufferer forgotten how to swallow

Have you ever discussed this in a support group?

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Last 25 Articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room

At its core the Alzheimer's…

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Last 25 Articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room

At its core the Alzheimer's Reading Room is about helping members of the Alzheimer's Community… - Bob DeMarco - Google+
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