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Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+

Alzheimer's Reading Room - Google+ | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

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It sure feels like it sometimes, doesn't it. People who haven't done it simply don't understand.

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James Richardson's curator insight, January 23, 11:11 PM

I'm a caregiver, to a very precious lady. She is very smart, and well educated. She enjoys Mother nature, such as feeding birds, and watching them eat. She also loves gardening, but she now isn't physically able to do it, but she loves to just sit, look, and adore the flowers.

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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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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, July 6, 1:48 PM
@Sandy Williams 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
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How to take away the car when someone with Alzheimer's can no longer drive. - Alzheimers Support

How to take away the car when someone with Alzheimer's can no longer drive. - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Those with Alzheimer's or dementia should have driving privileges removed early. Dangerous lapses of memory and poor judgment cause serious accidents.
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Do you have Alzheimer's or Dementia? There's a Group waiting for you--Memory People™ - Alzheimers Support

Do you have Alzheimer's or Dementia? There's a Group waiting for you--Memory People™ - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Rick Phelps Private Group Memory People™ is for people with Alzheimer's Dementia or the caregivers or friends and family who love them.
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Sometimes the only way to get a little relief is to talk with someone who has the same issue you do, whether it be a new diagnosis of Alzheimer's dementia, or a loved ones new knowledge which makes you the Caregiver. Join a group where it's easy to learn and share with others who can relate to your issue.

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The 7th Stage of Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

The 7th Stage of Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
If you’ve read the 7 Stages of Alzheimers, you realize there are obvious degrees of decline through this disease.Sometimes the decline is exhilarated by a hospital stay, a surgery, a particular medication, anything out of the ordinary. But the normal progression of this disease is to the last stage, Stage Seven.
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Long Absence can Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia

Long Absence can Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
I first began to notice odd behavior in the year before Mom’s husband passed away. It was nothing outrageous or ominous that pointed to Alzheimers, just behavior that was unusual for Mom. I took no...
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5 Steps to Aging Gracefully from Dr. Nagy (video)

5 Steps to Aging Gracefully from Dr. Nagy (video) | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Most of us aren't looking for the fountain of youth. We know we will grow older and we only want to grow older gracefully. We want to age at a normal pace without major disease or heart ache.  We w...
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7 Overall Risk Factors for Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Cognitive Decline

7 Overall Risk Factors for Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Cognitive Decline | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
On a Daily basis I scour issues of Health and Medical magazines and  Alzheimer's Newsletters, hoping for more news on which fruit to eat, or how many miles to walk, or which vitamin or mineral to p...
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Life with Alzheimer's patient like repeatedly being robbed | Toronto Star

Life with Alzheimer's patient like repeatedly being robbed | Toronto Star | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
With World Alzheimer’s Month upon us one woman shares her emotional journey as a wife and caregiver.

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Pomegranate Can Halt Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pomegranate Can Halt Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Pomegranates may help stop the spread of Alzheimer's disease, benefit sufferers from rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease (according to scientists) - This is a must read!

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I've heard this before and it's wonderful news. Pomegranates are yummy! We had a tree in our yard when I was a child ate pomegranates all day long.

Of course my Mom was beside herself trying to keep the stain off our hands and clothes. @http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Living alone may not be possible for the person with Alzheimer's Dementia who takes medication

Living alone may not be possible for the person with Alzheimer's Dementia who takes medication | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
For someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia, medication is not a top priority. They are not neglectful of their health, but simply unable to remember when they last took medication. Eventually, they m...
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Mom, Maybelline and the Maroon Makeup Kit - In the World of Alzheimer's

Mom, Maybelline and the Maroon Makeup Kit - In the World of Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
My Mom always wore make-up. Her train case was stocked with just about anything  you'd find in a standard beauty salon. And Mom always kept it hidden in a deep drawer of an Old Hutch in a kitchen c...
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Do you remember Maybelline in this form? I never used it this way but I sure remember Mom's.

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Mom Didn't Remember Planning Her Own Funeral

Mom Didn't Remember Planning Her Own Funeral | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When Mom's second husband passed away, I rushed to be at her side. She was in her late 70's and I wasn't sure how well she would cope with this tragedy. Her husband had been in good health, a sligh...
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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimers

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimers | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It isn't easy to tell whether early signs and symptoms of failing memory are due to aging or Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Because of  that, Alzheimer's generally goes undiagnosed for many year...
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Should Grandpa with Alzheimer's Attend the Wedding? - Alzheimers Support

Should Grandpa with Alzheimer's Attend the Wedding? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When should the person with Alzheimer's be trusted to attend family events alone without escort?
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Pressure Cooking Recipes & Reviews

Pressure Cooking Recipes & Reviews | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes, Reviews, Tips and More!

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Now there's a Pressure Cooker Smoker! Can't wait to try this one. This site offers lots of recipes and how to use it too!

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How to coax the Alzheimer's patient to shower, Change Clothes, and maybe brush their teeth. - Alzheimers Support

How to coax the Alzheimer's patient to shower, Change Clothes, and maybe brush their teeth. - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How to pick your battles and encourage the person with Alzheimer's to shower or change clothes.
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Can you really get dementia in your 30s or 40s?

Can you really get dementia in your 30s or 40s? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer’s Society hopes increasing evidence of the numbers with early onset dementia – some in their 30s and 40s – will lead to better diagnosis, writes Rachel Williams

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Alzheimer's: A walk a day brings good health to mind and body

Alzheimer's: A walk a day brings good health to mind and body | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
"The news about medications has become particularly disappointing lately."  That's the statement that jumps out at me as I read, John Zeisel, Ph.D., from the Huffington Post Health. He mentions the...
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Choosing a Nursing Home or Group Home - Part II

Choosing a Nursing Home or Group Home - Part II | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Two Part Series - Choosing a "Nursing Home" or "Group Home" Part II – Choosing a "Group Home" for Alzheimer’s - Dementia Patient To find all the “Group Homes” in your area may require more than the...
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Alzheimers dementia is it Really Affected by Vitamins and which ones?

Alzheimers dementia is it Really Affected by Vitamins and which ones? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Vitamin D is one of the vitamins that have been found through studies to Lower Alzheimer's Risk Sometimes we forget how important Vitamin D can be. Since it's easily absorbed into our body through ...
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Sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

Sleeping pills 'linked to dementia' | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.

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In the shoes of … Norman McNamara | Living with dementia and wonderful dementia campaigner

In the shoes of … Norman McNamara | Living with dementia and wonderful dementia campaigner | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Today I have the honour and the pleasure of hosting a blogpost that gives real insights into the life of someone living with dementia. But surely, I hear you ask, this whole "in my shoes" series is...

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A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia

A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
During late-stage Alzheimer's, the person with dementia may require a sponge bath since he/she is bedridden, hospitalized or afraid of showering. Several times my Mom needed sponge bathing when she...
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What Happens to Intimacy When Your Spouse has Alzheimer's or Dementia

Caring for a spouse who has Dementia can be a difficult and emotionally painful experience. If a spouse has Dementia or Alzheimer’s it is difficult to watch their slow decline and see intimate memo...
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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
When my mom came to live with me, I changed her primary care physician to my own personal doctor. His office was near-by and I was already familiar with office and staff. Shortly afterwards, I phon...
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How can Mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago?

How can Mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How can mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago? The way Alzheimer's forms in the brain, as tangles and plaque, determines how it progresses. Memories are formed in a particula...
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