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

Mom's Mirror Image Collides with her 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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Depth Perception and dementia - a Walker for Stability - Alzheimers Support

Depth Perception and dementia - a Walker for Stability - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Depth perception and dementia don't go together and make for wobbly steps and incidental falls. .

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Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease or... What City is this anyway? - Alzheimers Support

Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease or... What City is this anyway? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Is this the beginning of Alzheimer's disease, or... "what city is this anyway?"

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If there is a Vitamin for Dementia and which one is it? - Alzheimers Support

If there is a Vitamin for Dementia and which one is it? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Is there really a vitamin for dementia or is a supplement a waste of money?
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Simple Music Player for folks with Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Simple Music Player for folks with Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A Simple music player can bring much joy to someone with dementia.
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Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles are Appropriate for the Person with dementia and Advanced Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support

Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles are Appropriate for the Person with dementia and Advanced Alzheimer's - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Those with dementia need activity and one of their favorites is Alzheimer's Activity Puzzles. Yet most folks with memory loss are unable to play the larger puzzles with many small pieces.


Springbok brings wonderful, coloful puzzles in larger pieces and fewer pieces to complate your puzzle. Now, another vender has added even more puzzles available for those with dementia. Ravensburger puzzles are 35 piece, large, colorful and beautiful puzzles.


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Is Alzheimer's Inherited? - Alzheimers Support

Is Alzheimer's Inherited? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Much research is still being done on this subject. According to the Alzheimer’s Association it is a risk factor to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s if your mother, father, sibling or child has the disease. They say– “It is not certain, though, whether the risk comes from the environment or genetics. There does appear to be …
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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
Alzheimer’s Disease: What Every Family Needs to Know Author: Douglas Hardwick Alzheimer’s disease touches the lives of millions of Americans. Today,  millions of  Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and 1 in 10 families have a loved one afflicted with it. With no cure in sight, it is important for families to arm themselves with information about …
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Helpful Hints and Tips for better Communication - Alzheimers Support

Helpful Hints and Tips for better Communication - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The Dementia Care Foundation is offering free information that can help anyone to a better relationship and more communication with their loved one who has Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The information may be downloaded in an Easy to save PDF file format, or save the link to their site and visit often. Below is a sample …
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When the Person with Alzheimer's Dementia tells the Same Story over and over and... - Alzheimers Support

When the Person with Alzheimer's Dementia tells the Same Story over and over and... - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
This story is a little longer than most. Mom had begun to repeat herself and tell the same stories over and over but my brothers and I had accepted the inevitable and attributed her behavior to aging. On this day… I had an inkling that something else might be wrong. Everything was not fine with …
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Which Drug Treatment is Best for Alzheimer's and How Early to start Medications - Alzheimers Support

Which Drug Treatment is Best for Alzheimer's and How Early to start Medications - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
“Drugs used to treat people with Alzheimer’s fall into two broad categories–drugs to treat cognitive symptoms, such as memory problems and other mental deficits of Alzheimer’s, and drugs to treat behavioral symptoms that do not respond to non-pharmacological behavioral-management approaches. These drugs might include a variety of types of drugs broadly categorized as anti-agitation drugs.” See …
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Alzheimer's Might Be Prevented By Protein That Wakes the Brain Up From Sleep - Alzheimer's News Today

Alzheimer's Might Be Prevented By Protein That Wakes the Brain Up From Sleep - Alzheimer's News Today | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Read About how Alzheimer's Might Be Prevented By Protein That Wakes the Brain Up From Sleep.

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:00 PM

A brief study entitled “Potential role of orexin and sleep modulation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease” identified orexin, a protein that triggers the brain to wake after sleeping, as a potential new factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dementia makes tying shoes an impossible task - Alzheimers Support

Dementia makes tying shoes an impossible task - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

Dementia can make tying shoes an impossible task as it's a learned task with many steps.Learn the alternatives!

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Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity

Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Age UK says exercise and diet help lessen Alzheimer’s risk and healthy activities may cut threat of dementia by 36%

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:33 AM

Dementia is a set of behaviours or “symptoms” which suggest difficulties with cognitive function. The most common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, mood and personality changes, problems with planning, and doing tasks in the right order.  #Alzheimer's #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Are Alzheimers and Dementia the same? - Alzheimers Support

Are Alzheimers and Dementia the same? - Alzheimers Support | 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 mental functions — such as thinking, memory, and reasoning — that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Dementia is …
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Pacific Cove's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:06 AM

Only a physician can make a complete examination, eliminating any medical or pshychological causes for the symptoms. All other medical conditions will be eliminated before a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. #Alzheimers #Dementia #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Poorly Controlled Diabetes can lead to Dementia In The Elderly - Alzheimers Support

Poorly Controlled Diabetes can lead to Dementia In The Elderly - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

I know it's a bad time of year to warn about all the sweet-goodies we're baking for the holidays. But keep your health in mind*

Poorly controlled Diabetes can lead to dementia in the elderly

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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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With all the goodies this holiday season, be sure to help your loved one with all the delightful tastes of the season!.

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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 because he/she can no longer read the hands on a clock..

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A List of Recommended Reading by Category - Alzheimers Support

A List of Recommended Reading by Category - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A list of Recommended Reading for those with dementia and their friends, family and caregivers.
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How best to celebrate Christmas with a person with dementia

How best to celebrate Christmas with a person with dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Christmas can be a stressful time for hosts and guests alike, and it’s more so for carers of people living with dementia. It’s difficult to give general advice about how to get through the holiday season…
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My father entered hospital articulate and able. He came out a broken man

My father entered hospital articulate and able. He came out a broken man | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
In a plea for better understanding and care for patients, Nicci Gerrard describes how family helped her father cope with dementia – but five weeks in hospital ruined the end of his life
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This is sad, but we see it often with this disease. I think we're all hoping for a cure. http://www.free-alzheimers-support.com

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Don't Treat an Adult with Alzheimer's Like a Child - Alzheimers Support

Don't Treat an Adult with Alzheimer's Like a Child - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
 Don’t Treat an Adult with Alzheimer’s like a Child 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 porch or trying to prepare a spot of ground for a …
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Dental hygienist provides care for those in home-care with Angie Stone - Alzheimers Support

Dental hygienist provides care for those in home-care with Angie Stone - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Dental hygienist can provide for those in home care
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Are You Taking Your Medication at the Right Time of Day? - Alzheimers Support

Are You Taking Your Medication at the Right Time of Day? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Are you taking medication at the right time of day, as prescribed?
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