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A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimers Support

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When you have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you are assaulted by questions. I remember those days right after my Mom was diagnosed. All sorts of images bounce in your head, some are myths and some are behaviors that your loved one may or many not suffer through. Even if the person you are …
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A Baby-doll and Chocolate may Soothe Angry folks with Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

A Baby-doll and Chocolate may Soothe Angry folks with Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

A baby doll and chocolate may help soothe an angry person with Alzheimer's.

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Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia writes about it - Alzheimers Support

Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia writes about it - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Caregiver and Poet inspired by her father with dementia, Kelly Dumar writes poetry.
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Yes! There is an Alcohol Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Yes! There is an Alcohol Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Few folks realize there really is an Alcohol Dementia
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FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer's Disease - MedicineNet

FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer's Disease - MedicineNet | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The FDA has approved a combination pill for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease in people already being treated with both drugs.
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Journalist Greg O'Brien Wrestles With Alzheimer's — And Writing About It - WBUR

Journalist Greg O'Brien Wrestles With Alzheimer's — And Writing About It - WBUR | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, Cape Cod journalist, Greg O'Brien took on the task of writing his story down, which came to be published as "On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's."...
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Long Absence may Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support

Long Absence may Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A long absence may erase you from the memory of someone with Alzheimer's.
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What is Dementia? and What can I do about it? - Alzheimers Support

What is Dementia? and What can I do about it? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

What is dementia? and what can I do about it? How to treat it, manage it and finally--control it" 

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Stanford May Have Just Cured Alzheimer’s | Rod D. Martin

Stanford May Have Just Cured Alzheimer’s | Rod D. Martin | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
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This would be wonderful news if it works on humans as well as it works on mice. What a blessing this would be for generations to come.


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Mom's Mirror Image Collides with Self Recognition with Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Mom's Mirror Image Collides with Self Recognition with Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Self recognition with dementia is almost non-existent in later stages.
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Moms Pass Alzheimer's on to their Children More often than Dads do - Alzheimers Support

Moms Pass Alzheimer's on to their Children More often than Dads do - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Mom's pass Alzheimer's on to their children more than dads do.
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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Brain Shrinkage

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Brain Shrinkage | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Lack of sleep causes both brain damage and brain shrinkage, and may even accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Via Pacific Cove
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Lack of sleep has also been linked to obesity in both animals and humans, as well as hormone alterations in animals. In short, sleeping soundly appears to be key for aging well, and maintaining healthy brain function into old age. #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Sleep

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A Provocative New Way To Think About Dementia

A Provocative New Way To Think About Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Just about everything you think you know about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is wrong. And because the conventional wisdom is so off-track, so are the ways we—both family members and professionals—respond to those with dementia. That's Dr. G. Allen Power's provocative message. He wants us to stop thinking that people with dementia are victims of [...]
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I love this article and the books he's reviewing. It is so true. Too often, we're arguing or fighting a disease, rather than consoling and caring for a loved one who sees the world differently than we do.



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A few Great Gift Ideas for those with dementia - Alzheimers Support

A few Great Gift Ideas for those with dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It's easy to find great gift ideas for those with dementia or elderly folks who live alone
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4 Easy Ways to Help the person with Alzheimer's Dementia Get Dressed - Alzheimers Support

4 Easy Ways to Help the person with Alzheimer's Dementia Get Dressed - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
4 Easy Ways to help the person with dementia get dressed.
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Activities for those with Alzheimers, Dementia or Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support

Activities for those with Alzheimers, Dementia or Memory Loss  - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
In later stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia it becomes imperative that the care-giver assist in creating activities or suggesting things for them to do. They simply don’t remember the favored things that occupied their mind in the past. By middle stage, my mom always had an activity book in hand. She could do “seek and …
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When Home Caregivers Kill the Elderly With Neglect - The Atlantic

When Home Caregivers Kill the Elderly With Neglect - The Atlantic | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The lack of regulation for California's in-home support services program, which pays people to look after seniors or the sick, means many patients are left in dangerous situations.
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This is horrid! These folks would be much safer in a nursing home than with people who only care for them for the money they receive. Just outrageous! http://www.free-alzheimers-support.com

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Memory Loss May Be Temporary: New Theory On Where Memories Are Stored ... - Medical Daily

Memory Loss May Be Temporary: New Theory On Where Memories Are Stored ... - Medical Daily | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A recent study may change all we know about memories and may even suggest memories lost to Alzheimer's disease may be restorable.
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6 Ways to Help Reverse Memory Loss - Charisma News

6 Ways to Help Reverse Memory Loss - Charisma News | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The number of Alzheimer's cases is projected to triple in the next three decades. These strategies could help curb that trend sharply.
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Long Absence can Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support

Long Absence can Erase You from the Memory of someone with Alzheimers dementia - Alzheimers Support | 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 note, assessed it as a sign of aging and allowed the moment to pass. And I wasn’t reminded of those moments …
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What every family needs to know About Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

What every family needs to know About Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What every family needs to know about Alzheimer's.
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Alzheimer's Clock (digital clock) keeps time for those with dementia - Alzheimers Support

Alzheimer's Clock (digital clock) keeps time for those with dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer's Clock (digital clock) can help the person with dementia keep time.
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Can the person with late-stage Alzheimer's Dementia Feel Pain? - Alzheimers Support

Can the person with late-stage Alzheimer's Dementia Feel Pain? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Cand the person with Alzheimer's dementia feel pain?

Actually, I'm quite surprised how often I receive this question. The person who has Alzheimer's dementia  has issues with their memory. This has no affect on their physical body and they have the same senses and physical illnesses as anyone else with a healthy memory.

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How big is your Lifespace? Could it be the deciding factor in Alzheimer's disease? - Alzheimers Support

How big is your Lifespace? Could it be the deciding factor in Alzheimer's disease? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How big is your lifespace and can yo make it bigger? (Life space) is actually a measure that has come into vogue with gerontologists lately,” James said. “Mostly it’s been a measurement of mobility, figuring out whether people are getting around their environment, how much they’re seeing that’s different from their couch or bedroom or living room.”
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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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