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Alzheimer's Is A Massive Looming Threat

Alzheimer's Is A Massive Looming Threat | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's is going to be one of the biggest public health threats in the coming decades, according to Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., of the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences. And not because the disease is being ...

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I think most of us who have cared for or loved someone with Alzheimer's realize this more than anyone. I worry about who will take care of all these people, and what will happen to the private sector; nursing homes, group homes, care homes.

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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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Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk Info

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk Info | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer's Association is on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's! Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care -- for support and research — it calls on pe...
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Problems with Eating, Drinking, and Chewing in Late Stage Alzheimer's

Problems with Eating, Drinking, and Chewing in Late Stage Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It's bad enough that Alzheimer's disease robs the person of their sense of smell, which can certainly impact the appetite; but it also affects people's ability to realize they're thirsty. The perso...
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Progression of dementia could be delayed in alcohol users

Progression of dementia could be delayed in alcohol users | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

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Have a drink to preserve brain health! One per day for women and two for men- MAXIMUM!   Heavier drinking may lead to dementia. This article suggests that fish oil may help those who have a few too many...

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My Mom was arrested through the mail? Alzheimers 101

My Mom was arrested through the mail? Alzheimers 101 | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
For as long as I can remember, my Mother kept a neat and tidy home . Even when my brothers and I were youngsters, terrorizing the place by sliding down waxed floors in socked feet, our home was nea...
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10 Warning Signs of Memory-Loss that Disrupt Daily Life

10 Warning Signs of Memory-Loss that Disrupt Daily Life | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
To encourage early detection and diagnosis, the Alzheimer's Association Website has listed 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's. This is not the list of 7 Stages of Alzheimer's but rather a list of "war...
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A Few Mini Tests to do at Home for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

A Few Mini Tests to do at Home for Alzheimer's Diagnosis | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A FEW MINI TESTS TO DO AT HOME FOR DIAGNOSIS of ALZHEIMER'S Diagnosing Alzheimer's early is vital for receiving medications to delay symptoms and prolong life. An early diagnosis also gives the pat...
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Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients

Music Might Boost Self-Awareness in Alzheimer's Patients | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Many studies have found that familiar songs enhance mood, relieve stress and reduce anxiety in patients with Alzheimer's, perhaps because musical memory is often spared even when a patient has declined to a low level of cognition. Two new studies find that familiar music also improves cognitive symptoms in the disease.

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Those who heard tunes they knew showed an immediate improvement in identity, mood, moral judgment and body awareness—elements of self-consciousness that are adversely affected by Alzheimer's.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Caregiving

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Incontinence may be an Issue for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Incontinence may be an Issue for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Loss of bladder or bowel control often becomes an issue for Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers. My Mom never had this problem but I did notice that as her memory failed, she found it more difficult ...
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This article gives lots of information about when it happens, what to do, and how to help your loved one by preparing for this consequence.

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Gardens Could Help Dementia Sufferers Uncover Lost Memories ...

Gardens Could Help Dementia Sufferers Uncover Lost Memories ... | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
One of the most difficult aspects of watching someone go through dementia is the slow loss of memory, but new research shows that having access to a garden can help dementia sufferers recover forgotten experiences and ...
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Wonderful! I think this is true of many hobbies when the person is relaxed and comfortable and allowed to recall what they like.

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When Memory Fades, Sunrise Stories from Real People :Review

When Memory Fades, Sunrise Stories from Real People :Review | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
"When Memory Fades, Sunrise Stories from Real People, by Ronda Knuth" is more than a book of stories. Ronda Knuth shares wonderful vignettes about the people she cares for at Sunrise Senior Living ...
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Are Alzheimers and Dementia the same?

Are Alzheimers and Dementia the same? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
No, Alzheimer's and Dementia are not the same. Rather, Alzheimer's disease causes symptoms of Dementia as it progresses. This definition of Dementia is taken from the Web/MD Dementia is the loss of...
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Many folks think that everyone with dementia must have Alzheimer's. There are many other things that can cause dementia and some are reversible. Know the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer's. http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Don't Ignore Alzheimer's Early Behavior Changes

Don't Ignore Alzheimer's Early Behavior Changes | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Don't beat yourself up about the symptoms you missed-- I often think back to earlier days with my mom and Alzheimer's, wondering if I missed something. Could I have suspected sooner? Started medica...
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How big is your Lifespace? Could it be the deciding factor in Alzheimer's disease?

How big is your Lifespace? Could it be the deciding factor in Alzheimer's disease? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Life Space is actually a measurement of mobility, figuring out how far you are getting around your environment, how much you're seeing that's different from your couch or bedroom or living room...
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Don't Treat an Adult with Alzheimer's Like a Child

Don't Treat an Adult with Alzheimer's Like a Child | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When my Mom first came to live with us because she'd been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I could not  keep her in the house. Every time I turned around she was outside, shaking rugs, sweeping the porc...
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Security, privacy, and patient use of social media in hospital settings

Security, privacy, and patient use of social media in hospital settings | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

As a non-profit organisation, the NHS should follow the same principles behind open-source: sharing knowledge and standardising procedures to help all patients. And in the same way that the software industry benefits from sharing source code with the public – fostering a community of users and developers, recruiting free testers – the NHS and private medical companies could also benefit from sharing their knowledge.


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I think this will gradually be much more important than it is even today.

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Andrew Spong's curator insight, July 24, 10:12 AM

Interesting article, but I'm not sure bespoke open source software described is likely to supplant the existing networks that patients participate in, nor does it address other issues the piece raises such as the unauthorised sharing of images taken in a clinical setting.

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Is it Okay to Lie to Those with Alzheimer's or dementia

Is it Okay to Lie to Those with Alzheimer's or dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Honesty is NOT always the 'best policy' if you have a loved one with Alzheimer's / dementia. I learned that lesson as caregiver for my Mom who passed away a few years ago. Though I knew the lie was...
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Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease or... What City is this anyway?

Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease or... What City is this anyway? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
My mother was in her late 70's when her second husband passed away. The time and photo of her, with my son, was 10 years before her diagnosis. Her first marriage had not been a happy one but this s...
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Guns and Dementia - WebMD

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Guns and Dementia
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July 21, 2014 (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) -- A new survey looks at access to guns by people with dementia.

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I worried about my mom having a car--No Way would I allow a firearm in the house wherever Mom was living.


When we took her car away, she swore she would shoot my brother. He was her pride and joy and we laughed about it when away from her. But, how do we know what someone might do who can't remember they ever gave birth to a child. 


I honestly don't believe my Mom would have known what death meant at that stage of her dementia.

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Holistic Prevention for Alzheimer’s

Holistic Prevention for Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
RT @swimdaily: Holistic Prevention for Alzheimer’s: the Time is Now |http://t.co/CSJ53oigNQ What is good for the heart and muscles is good …

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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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Can Citicoline Improve Alzheimer Brain Function & Memory?

Can Citicoline Improve Alzheimer Brain Function & Memory? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Citicoline may be a helpful addition to a natural Alzheimer support program. It is shown to boost brain function & memory. Want to find out how it can help..?
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Dementia prevention: coconut oil continues succeeding; Big Pharma ...

Dementia prevention: coconut oil continues succeeding; Big Pharma ... | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It's been discovered that high cholesterol blood level geriatric folks live longer without dementia than those whose cholesterol counts are lower. By the way, did you know that all cholesterol is the same?
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This thought is alternative to most, but making more and more sense to me. What do you think?

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Can an Eye Test Predict Alzheimer's?

Can an Eye Test Predict Alzheimer's? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

An article from Reuters by Julie Steenhuysen has spoke of studies attempting to do just such a thing. The studies, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris, a...

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Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's

Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
TheHealthSite Exercise and diet may prevent Alzheimer's TheHealthSite alzheimers-prevention The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER Study) suggested that following a healthy lifestyle with...

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Zheng Pupeng Megan's curator insight, July 22, 10:55 AM

Alzheimer's disease is a scary but real disability that severely impairs a person's way of life. While the article addresses the issue of Alzheimer's and how diet and exercise can play a major role in preventing it, it specifically targets the younger generations who might face this disease in the future. The article contains links that provides specific exercises and diets that one can practice from an early age, to prevent this degenerative disease.

 

Understanding the two step flow model also helps us realize that the youths are the best opinion leaders in these healthcare issues due to the impact that they can make with family members at home. Younger adults can be the driving force for healthy living at home, advocating good lifestyles that can prevent unnecessary diseases from occurring.

 

As the saying goes - everything starts at a young age!

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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's - wtvr.com

5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's - wtvr.com | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
wtvr.com 5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's wtvr.com “In the face of the growing worldwide Alzheimer's disease epidemic, there is a pressing need for simple, less invasive diagnostic tests that will identify the risk of Alzheimer's much...
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A very interesting article, indeed. http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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