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In Texas alone, there are currently, 340,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2025, that number is expected to rise to 470,000.
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Texas Alzheimer's and Care Giver Resources

Texas Alzheimer's and Care Giver Resources | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
There are more than 1.2 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the state of Texas.
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Silverado Senior Living - Onion Creek Austin, Assisted Living and Dementia Care

Silverado Senior Living - Onion Creek Austin, Assisted Living and Dementia Care | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"Silverado Senior Living - Onion Creek in Austin, Texas will be opening early Spring 2013. Featuring beautiful garden paths, comfortable outside areas as well as engaging daily activities that stimulate cognitive retention, their Austin community will offer the best in memory care, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy-body and other types of dementia."

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Share your story - Alzheimer's Association Photos

Share your story - Alzheimer's Association Photos | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"The holiday season is the perfect time to remember all of the wonderful moments spent with family and friends. We hope you will take this opportunity to share your holiday memories with the Alzheimer’s Association and then, again, with those you cherish most."

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Texas Silver Alert for Missing Seniors and Elderly

Texas Silver Alert for Missing Seniors and Elderly | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
In response to legislation enacted September 1, 2007, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) implemented the Texas Silver Alert Network as a means to assist law enforcement in the recovery of missing senior citizens statewide.
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Alzheimer's / Memory Care - All of Texas

Alzheimer's / Memory Care - All of Texas | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"Texas Alzheimer's & Memory Care ~ Not every facility is equipped to handle the very special needs and care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. There are facilities that are certified by the state to provide care exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia's. This means the facility has an additional state certification to provide Alzheimer’s or related dementia care which includes increased staff training requirements, elevated criteria regarding activity programming, higher educational requirements for the management staff, and additional facility safety systems to maintain a safe living environment."

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Explaining Dementia to Children 10/29 by Denise Brown

Explaining Dementia to Children 10/29 by Denise Brown | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

Bette, who blogged about caring for her mom on Caregiving.com, and her husband, Greg, join Denise to talk about their new children's book, "Come Visit Me."


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Dementia Sufferers Will Top 2 Billion by 2050

Dementia Sufferers Will Top 2 Billion by 2050 | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"As the baby boomer generation sails into their senior years, rates of dementia are soaring to never-before-experienced heights. With the disease expected to spread exponentially within the next generation, some experts believe we’re headed towards the worst medical disaster in human history."

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Preparing For An Alzheimer’s ‘Tsunami’

Preparing For An Alzheimer’s ‘Tsunami’ | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
We follow up on our recent Alzheimer's series by examining the expected dramatic increase in the number of patient cases, and what preparation and planning is being done.

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Sundowner's Syndrome or Sundowning Associated with Dementia or Alzheimer's.

Sundowner's Syndrome or Sundowning Associated with Dementia or Alzheimer's. | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
Sundowner's Syndrome or Sundowning is the term used to describe an escalation of disordered thinking and confusion associated with dementia or Alzheimer's that occurs near the end of the day – in other words, when the sun goes down.
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3 Questions to Ask About Assisted Living Memory Care Communities

3 Questions to Ask About Assisted Living Memory Care Communities | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
Finding an assisted living community for a loved one with dementia can be a daunting process. I have been on both sides of the fence.
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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

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Alzheimer's CareGiver: About the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's CareGiver: About the Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
The website contains a knowledge base of more than 3,800 articles. These articles can be found via a keyword search using the search box on the right hand side of every webpage. We add new information to the knowledge ...
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The cost of Alzheimer's may be more than women can bear

The cost of Alzheimer's may be more than women can bear | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
The projected cost of 20 trillion for dementia and Alzheimer's care is only for the United States. There are similar projections for all countries Worldwide as their current populations are aging or encountering for the first time ...

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ARTICLE: ADULT DAY CARE CAN HELP A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA

For as long as possible, until the Dementia gets to a point where your loved one may have to be placed in a private Residential Care Home (RCH) or Alzheimer facility, consider using an Adult Day Center.
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Texas Memory and Dementia Care Facilities

Texas Memory and Dementia Care Facilities | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

Not every Texas Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care facility is equipped to handle the very special needs and care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.


There are Texas Alzheimer's care facilities that are certified by the state to provide care exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia's. This means the facility has an additional state certification to provide Alzheimer’s or related dementia care, which includes increased staff training requirements, elevated criteria regarding activity programming, and higher educational requirements for the management staff, and additional facility safety systems to maintain a safe living environment are acceptable, such as delayed egress door mechanisms.


The following Alzheimer's memory care communities meet these needs.

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Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly: The Gifts of Giving

Dementia & Alzheimer's Weekly: The Gifts of Giving | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"When someone lacks short-term memory, many things come as a surprise. It's nice when that surprise is a gift. It's the feelings that matter. People with Alzheimer's disease lose many abilities, but what they don't lose is the capacity for feeling. What once was a gift may no longer be right; what was never a gift may suddenly have become the greatest one.


Gift ideas...so really, in a very deep sense, the gift you give to someone with Alzheimer's is one that you give to yourself as well. A night out at a quiet restaurant, tickets for a happy movie, games like checkers, dominoes and at the earliest stages, even a durable chess set are all great gifts.


CDs or DVDs of your loved one's favorite songs or movies are wonderful, even in the middle to late stages. So are easy-to-wear clothes, snuggly stadium blankets or comforters, special foods, books with colorful illustrations or lots of photos (children, whales, and grand vistas are great!) and yes, soft dolls and stuffed toys that provide a reassuring feeling, too. Remember, the later the stage, the younger the functional and emotional level."


GIFTS FOR CAREGIVERS ~

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3 Videos to Help You Provide Distinguished Dementia Care

3 Videos to Help You Provide Distinguished Dementia Care | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to help persons with dementia feel joy and experience quality of life? Do you need tips for helping a family member cope with the effects of her loved one’s disease?"


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Wise Advice from Dr. Ruth on Alzheimer's Caregiving

Wise Advice from Dr. Ruth on Alzheimer's Caregiving | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"When I recently asked her how she became passionate enough about this topic to write a book on it, she told me she has friends whose spouses have Alzheimer's. "It's so sad," she said. "These caregivers need help to keep their morale up. They needn't feel guilty if they go out to a movie or do other things for themselves."

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Alzheimer's / Memory Care Certified Communities - Austin, Texas

Alzheimer's / Memory Care Certified Communities - Austin, Texas | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"Not every Texas Alzheimer's care facility is equipped to handle the very special needs and care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. "Not every facility is equipped to handle the very special needs and care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. There are specialized facilities that are certified by the state to provide care exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia's.


This means the facility has an additional state certification to provide Alzheimer’s or related dementia care, which includes increased staff training requirements, elevated criteria regarding activity programming, and higher educational requirements for the management staff, and additional facility safety systems to maintain a safe living environment are acceptable, such as delayed egress door mechanisms. Find Alzheimer's certified community in Austin, TX."

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Act Now to Prevent Suffering for Individuals With Dementia and Their Families

Act Now to Prevent Suffering for Individuals With Dementia and Their Families | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"In light of devastating new statistics about dementia released by the World Health Organization, Kim Warchol, OTR/L, president and founder of Dementia Care Specialists, implores you to demand the training and the education that is vital to ensuring the physical and emotional health and safety of persons with dementia."


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Newly Released Report, Women and Alzheimer's Disease, The Caregiver's Crisis Finds 82% of Women Caring for Alzheimer's Patients, Primarily at Home - New York Times

YIKES! Women now make up two thirds (66%) of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's and provide the majority of unpaid care for loved ones suffering from the disease.


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Adult Day Care | Caregiver Center | Alzheimer's Association

Adult Day Care | Caregiver Center | Alzheimer's Association | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"Adult day centers can be beneficial for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their caregivers. Learn about benefits and care services of adult day programs and get help selecting a center that meets your care needs."

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Trusted resources for Caregivers & Families caring for those with Alzheimer's

Trusted resources for Caregivers & Families caring for those with Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it
The responsibilities of an Alzheimer's caregiver can be overwhelming at times. We aim to provide the most up-to-date, easy to understand information on Alzheimer's care to help the caregiver. Learn more here!
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Dementia and Alzheimer's Care

Dementia and Alzheimer's Care | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

"In Texas, an estimated 852,820 caregivers annually provide 1.38 billion hours of uncompensated care valued at $16.4 billion. Find caregiver support, resources and information."

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What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

"An informative 3 minute video regarding the stages of Alzheimer's by AboutAlzOrg."

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Why Dementia Care Training Is Essential to Ensuring Safety | CPI

Why Dementia Care Training Is Essential to Ensuring Safety | CPI | Alzheimer's & Dementia | Scoop.it

Recently, one of my family members was admitted to the hospital for a medical procedure. My loved one is in the early but not always noticeable stages of vascular dementia. Because of his dementia, he didn't understand how to stay safe and avoid falls—and because the hospital staff didn’t do a cognitive assessment, they didn't provide him with adequate supervision or care.


During his stay, my family member did the best he could with the cognitive abilities he had. And he was treated with disrespect, which is unacceptable.


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