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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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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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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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Care Tips Archives - Alzheimers Support

Care Tips Archives - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Tips to make caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia easier.
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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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The Person with dementia May Lie About Eating or Taking Medication - Alzheimers Support

The Person with dementia May Lie About Eating or Taking Medication - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
The person with dementia may lie about eating or taking medication.
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Usually, they aren't lying at all. They don't remember if they ate or took their medication. Yet it's easier to make you smile by saying "Yes, I've ate a hearty meal today." Or, "Certainly I took my medication." Actuality-- they don't remember doing either one. http://www-free-alzheimers-suppot.com

 

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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
Activities for those with Alzheimer’s By middle stage, my mom always had an activity book in hand. She could do “seek and find puzzles” and filled them fairly quickly. Of course as time passed, each book took longer to complete as her brain power for the game dwindled. Yet, she would sit for hours, studiously …
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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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The Smart Phone App for early Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support

The Smart Phone App for early Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

I haveTell my Geo is the smart phone app for Early Memory Loss and can be a life saver for someone with Alzheimer's.

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I have spoke about this app before. But this is another reminder to be sure that your loved one has "His/her Identity and a phone number + any other pertinent information with them at all times."

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Why is Mom Constantly in the Emergency Room? - Alzheimers Support

Why is Mom Constantly in the Emergency Room? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Why was Mom constantly in the emergency room?
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What is Cognitive Decline? and Why does it Define Alzheimers dementia? - Alzheimers Support

What is Cognitive Decline? and Why does it Define Alzheimers dementia? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What is Cognitive Decline? and why does it happen with Alzheimer's?
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The Smart Phone App for early Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support

The Smart Phone App for early Memory Loss - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Tell my Geo is the smart phone app for Early Memory Loss and can be a life saver for someone with Alzheimer's.
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"Blue Hydrangeas" by Marianne Sciucco :book review - Alzheimers Support

"Blue Hydrangeas" by Marianne Sciucco :book review - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A novel about Alzheimer's that you won't soon forget: Blue Hydrangeas.
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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?
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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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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 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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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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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
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5 Things to Remember when Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home - Alzheimers Support

5 Things to Remember when Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
5 Things to remember when moving a loved one to a nursing home.
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Helpful information for the transition from home to nursing home. Make Nursing home as cozy as possible.

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Elder Care Decisions and Nursing Home Guilt - Alzheimers Support

Elder Care Decisions and Nursing Home Guilt - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Elder care decisions are difficult and can leave the caregiver feeling guilty.
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Good Health Tips for Seniors to Live Longer - Alzheimers Support

Good Health Tips for Seniors to Live Longer - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Good Health Tips for Seniors are Important lifestyle Modifications Good health tips for seniors are actually health tips to live longer. Regular exercise and diet are vital for a senior’s general well-being. Adhering to a proper diet plan and working out can have a great impact on their health. Common health conditions in seniors are …
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The Sage Test - An Easy test to Monitor your Cognitive Abilities - Alzheimers Support

The Sage Test is an easy way to Monitor your Cognitive Abilities
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Can mental Exercise help Dementia - Alzheimers Support

Can mental Exercise help Dementia - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Can mental exercise help dementia when you already have alzheimer's?
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The elderly often find it difficult to keep themself busy. Many things they use to do are no longer an option.

 

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Does Alzheimer's Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support

Does Alzheimer's Dementia Cause Hoarding? - Alzheimers Support | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Does Alzheimer's dementia cause hoarding? It seemed true with my Mom.
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Or...Why did Mom have 15 Cottage Cheese cartons in the fridge?

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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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