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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 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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Don't Deny or Overlook Personality Changes that may signal Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Don't Deny or Overlook Personality Changes that may signal Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Don't overlook personality changes if you suspect Alzheimer's.
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Early Onset Alzheimer Behavior - Alzheimers Support

Early Onset Alzheimer Behavior - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Early onset behavior changes may not be obvious in the beginning of Alzheimer's dementia.
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5 Decisions to Make while Living Alone with Alzheimers - Alzheimers Support

5 Decisions to Make while Living Alone with Alzheimers - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Decisions to make before living alone with Alzheimer's
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Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible - Alzheimers Support

Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Aging parents most often rely on their adult children for assistance.
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The Last Day Mom Remembered Everyone - Alzheimers Support

The Last Day Mom Remembered Everyone - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The last day Mom remembered everyone was a happy, yet sad day.
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How to Convince a Loved One to Shower When they have Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

How to Convince a Loved One to Shower When they have Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How to convince a loved one to shower when they have Alzheimer's dementia.
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What are Biggest Changes for Assisted Living - Alzheimers Support

What are Biggest Changes for Assisted Living - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What are the biggest changes for assisted living in the years to come. Are Nursing homes giving way to home services for those with Alzheimer's dementia?
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Does Coconut Oil Help Alzheimer's? - Alzheimers Support

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Does Coconut Oil Help Alzheimer's
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New Assistive Technology Devices - Alzheimers Support

New Assistive Technology Devices - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What's new about all the Assistive Technology Devices, and which one does your loved one with a disability need to make their life better/easier..
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Assistive Technology Devices are the new and important aid for the Caregiver. Many folks are able to stay home longer and be safer while alone. 

As much as these new assistants are technical, they can be so much fun too!

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Gifts and Activities for Seniors - Alzheimers Support

Gifts and Activities for Seniors - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A few of the Gifts and activities for Seniors who are limited according to the various stages of their dementia which limits gift-giving--
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Sometimes it's difficult to find the perfect gift for someone who has dementia. This article presents some very nice gifts that are appropriate for every stage.

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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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Many of those with dementia yearn for their childhood home and brothers and sisters in the very late stages of this disease.

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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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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
Sandy Spencer's insight:

Caring for someone with cognitive decline can be difficult. It takes a warm person who is generous with kindness to care for someone who appears to be quite obstinate.

 

Actually, they might be totally agreeable if you have a deep  understanding of their true situation. http://www.free-alzheimers-support.com

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Dementia Cases Increasing - Surge 62% in 7 years - HSCIC Report - Alzheimers Support

Dementia Cases Increasing - Surge 62% in 7 years - HSCIC Report - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Dementia Cases Increasing and have all-time surge in last 7 years
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Making the most of your visit to a loved one with Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Making the most of your visit to a loved one with Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Making the most of your visit to a loved one with Alzheimer's
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Comfort Clothing for someone with Alzheimer's, Dementia or other Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support

Comfort Clothing for someone with Alzheimer's, Dementia or other Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When choosing clothes for my Mom I tried to think “comfort” first– and then “practicality.” In early stages of Dementia, she chose her own wardrobe but in later stages of Alzheimer’s, I had to choose what she’d wear. The person with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other memory loss eventually loses a sense of  time and seasons. They …
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Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia - Alzheimers Support

Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia, Kelly Dumar writes poetry.
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Letters and notes and books from loved ones who have been Caregivers are some of the most important articles at Alzheimer's Support.

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Mom and Me and Solitaire - How Long is Short Term Memory anyway - Alzheimers Support

Mom and Me and Solitaire - How Long is Short Term Memory anyway - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How long is short term memory, how quickly does mom forget?
Sandy Spencer's insight:

It took me a long time to learn just how little memory Mom really had. And, I don't think I truly understood until I invited her to live with us and made great plans for all the entertainment she would have.

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Memory-Loss Stops The "Internal Clock" for those with Alzheimer's Dementia as they lose "sense of time" - Alzheimers Support

Memory-Loss Stops The "Internal Clock" for those with Alzheimer's Dementia as they lose "sense of time" - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The internal clock ceases to work as Alzheimer's dementia progresses.
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Hearing Loss May Be Associated with Dementia, Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Hearing Loss May Be Associated with Dementia, Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Hearing loss was certainly associated with mom's dementia.
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What is Shadowing for the Person with Alzheimer's and Dementia? - Alzheimers Support

What is Shadowing for the Person with Alzheimer's and Dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What is shadowing for the person with Alzheimer's
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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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Care Tips Archives - Alzheimers Support

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Tips to make caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia easier.
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Book Recommendations from Authors and Other Caregivers - Alzheimers Support

Book Recommendations from Authors and Other Caregivers - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Book Recommendations from Authors and Readers
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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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Sharing about Alzheimer's Dementia in memory of my Mom and about my other interests including Sewing and Selling Online. I Enjoy the Variety of Life..do You?