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American Academy Of Neurology Issues Guideline on When People with Alzheimer's Disease Should Stop Driving

American Academy Of Neurology Issues Guideline on When People with Alzheimer's Disease Should Stop Driving | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
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Pacific Cove's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:09 PM

While patients with mild dementia, as a group, are higher-risk drivers, more recent studies report that as many as 76 percent are still able to pass an on-road driving test and can safely drive,” said Iverson.

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My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen?

My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
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@Sandy SpencerProSharing about Alzheimer's and Dementia in memory of my Mom, about COPD just for me. A few other interests include Sewing and Selling Online. I Enjoy the Variety in Life..do You?  13.6Kviews+151todayPeople sharing Sandy Williams Spenc's Interests@Troy Mccomas (troy48) @Donna MacPherson Lugar @Disabled World @Art JonesSandy Williams Spencer's InterestsHealth
Sandy Whelan, ADC, QDCS's curator insight, April 25, 2015 7:13 PM

It's not so difficult to fool someone if you are just asking general questions or talking about memories of the past. But do you know how to spot the signs?  How many times does your loved one give you a roundabout answer when you have asked a question? Or have they said things like I don't really keep up with the news? 

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New approach helping Alzheimer’s patients thrive

The culture surrounding dementia continues to evolve in Kansas City as more Small Group Homes are opening in the metro. ◂ 41 Action News, KSHB, brings you th...

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Alzheimer's could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear

Alzheimer's could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's Disease could lead to new
treatments for preventing the onset of dementia, scientists believe

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Lewy Body Dementia A Common Brain Disease Explained - Alzheimers Support

Lewy Body Dementia A Common Brain Disease Explained - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Lewy Body Dementia - What is it? and how is it different from Alzheimer's dementia. A wife explains and offers hints, tips and things to know if you are a Caregiver for a loved one with Lewy Body Dementia.


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Why does the Person with Alzheimer's Dementia Yearn for Childhood Home - Alzheimers Support

Why does the Person with Alzheimer's Dementia Yearn for Childhood Home - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Those with Alzheimer's dementia may yearn for Childhood Home
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Home Aquarium Tanks and Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support

Home Aquarium Tanks and Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Home aquarium Fish tanks can soothe the upset or angry person with Alzheimer's.

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Dementia Behind the Wheel : Dementia and driving a car do not go together - Alzheimers Support

Dementia Behind the Wheel : Dementia and driving a car do not go together - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Dementia and driving a car do not go together.
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Taking the car away from someone with Alzheiimer's is one of the hardest things you will ever need to do. Yet, for their own safety and for that of pedestrians, taking the car away could save a life.

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Test for Alzheimer's with Simple Word Test - Word Recall - Alzheimers Support

Test for Alzheimer's with Simple Word Test - Word Recall - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A Test for Alzheimer's Can be a Simple Word Test that anyone can take in only a few minutes.
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If you have a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer's, you always wonder if it will touch your life. Tiny symptoms occur many many years prior to any problems with your memory. Stay informed and take the small tests that are available. Medications are available that can help postpone symptoms and push back on Alzheimer's if diagnosed.

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Alzheimer's and the tough decision of taking the car keys

Breaking down how to have the conversation with the Alzheimer's Association

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My goodness. I didn't think my Mom would ever get over the loss of her car. After many months I noticed a photo of her car propped neatly on her bedroom dresser.


I removed that photo one day when she wasn't looking and finally,  she,forgot about her pale blue Chrysler.


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"When Goodbye Begins: Sharing life with Dementia" : Book Review - Alzheimers Support

"When Goodbye Begins: Sharing life with Dementia" : Book Review - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How to Know "When Goodbye Begins: sharing life with dementia".
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5 Things to Remember when Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home - Alzheimers Support

5 Things to Remember when Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
5 Things to remember when moving a loved one to a nursing home.
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Understanding LBD | Lewy Body Dementia Association

Understanding LBD | Lewy Body Dementia Association | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Understanding LBD | #Lewy Body #Dementia Association https://t.co/NKNRt15Wuj

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What Causes Sundowners and Sleepless Nights for the person with Alzheimer's or Dementia? - Alzheimers Support

What Causes Sundowners and Sleepless Nights for the person with Alzheimer's or Dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What causes sundowners is one of the most troublesome questions of caregiving for someone with dementia.
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Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease you Should Never Ignore

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease in which the brain cells get damaged and it is basically a neurological disorder. There is no specific treatment found for t...

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Music Therapy for dementia and Alzheimer's

My mother will be 96 years old in two months, and has both dementia and aphasia. She has been with us almost 4 years, and in that time, I have done many hour...

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Dementia Personality Changes Require Caring and Adjusting - Alzheimers Support

Dementia Personality Changes Require Caring and Adjusting - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Personality Changes as Alzheimer's progresses require patience and adjusting.
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What Causes Sundowners and Sleepless Nights for the person with Alzheimer's or Dementia? - Alzheimers Support

What Causes Sundowners and Sleepless Nights for the person with Alzheimer's or Dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What causes sundowners is one of the most troublesome questions of caregiving for someone with dementia.
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Compare Normal Memory loss to Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support

Compare Normal Memory loss to Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Compare normal memory loss to Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's
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Best Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief - Bed Bath and More

Best Adult Coloring Books for Stress Relief - Bed Bath and More | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Best Indian Mandala Adult Coloring Books for stress will Calm your Nerves. And the gorgeous crayons and markers that help you create a masterpiece!

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Coloring is a stress reliever for adults. And that can mean all adults. My mom loved to color and created a huge coloring book of her work while in the nursing home. She was so proud and insisted that it be passed down to her grandchildren as an heirloom.


Some day they will know the value of that coloring book as I do. 

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Comfortable Shower Chairs, Benches and Loungers for those who are disabled or have Alzheimer's.

Comfortable Shower Chairs, Benches and Loungers for those who are disabled or have Alzheimer's. | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A comfortable shower chair can make life so much better for the person who is ill.
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Helping the Person with End Stage Alzheimer's dementia to Eat - Alzheimers Support

Helping the Person with End Stage Alzheimer's dementia to Eat - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Helping the person with end stage Alzheimer's includes learning to eat and swallow.
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Swap statins for a daily apple to improve heart health, say health experts

Swap statins for a daily apple to improve heart health, say health experts | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

The benefits of statins are outweighed by the side-effects, argue two health
experts

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My smoothie every morning begins with an apple. It seems if I don't include an apple, the smoothie is never sweet enough.


I know, it doesn't have to be sweet. But a smoothie sweetened with an apple is sweeter than a candy bar. That's my alternative. :)


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What Memory would you leave Behind? - Alzheimers Support

What Memory would you leave Behind? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What memory would you leave behind if you could?
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Make a Difference in the Lives of people Affected by Dementia

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center (AFSC), a non-profit adult day services provider dedicated to the daily care of individuals living with memory loss, has a...

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Caring for Someone with Cognitive Decline - Alzheimers Support

Caring for Someone with Cognitive Decline - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Normal cognitive decline in aging or with Alzheimer's dementia or other disease
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Alzheimer's may Benefit from Diabetes Drug in the future? - Alzheimers Support

Alzheimer's may Benefit from Diabetes Drug in the future? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's may benefit from Diabetes drug in the future.

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