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What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Shadowing?

What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Shadowing? | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
Tweet Shadowing is a behavior often seen in the later stages of  Alzheimer’s or Dementia. To many care- givers, shadowing is the most intrusive of all the symptoms and behaviors of Alzheimer&...
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Hurricane Sandy, Charities, & Elder Scams

Hurricane Sandy, Charities, & Elder Scams | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
Phone scams rise after natural disaster. Get practical tips to help avoid elder fraud, plus ideas for finding trustworthy charities. From Caring.com.
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As a caregiver, how do you bounce back from a bad day?

As a caregiver, how do you bounce back from a bad day? | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it

Get tips from people who know what you're going through, and leave your own.


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Explaining Dementia to Children 10/29 by Denise Brown

Explaining Dementia to Children 10/29 by Denise Brown | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | 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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Alzheimer's Symptoms and Difficult Behaviors

Alzheimer's Symptoms and Difficult Behaviors | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
See symptoms and signs for mild stage Alzheimer's, moderate stage Alzheimer's, and severe stage Alzheimer's.
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Long Term Care for Aging Parents Could Reach $300,000 Per Person: How to Cope - CBS News

Long Term Care for Aging Parents Could Reach $300,000 Per Person: How to Cope - CBS News | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
According to a study released just last week from MetLife, providing long term care for aging parents will cost the Baby Boomer sandwich generation $3 trillion in lost wages, pension, and Social Security benefits.

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Keys to Providing Quality Care for Persons With Dementia

Keys to Providing Quality Care for Persons With Dementia | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
Communities are taking action to ensure that workers have the skills to safely and respectfully care for persons with dementia.
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Alzheimer's isolation hurts patient, caregiver

Alzheimer's isolation hurts patient, caregiver | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
Living in a world of isolation can be a harmful place to dwell. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimer's or other dementia-related diseases, dissociation almost becomes a symptom for patients and their caregivers.
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What is Failure to Thrive in the Elderly? - eCaring Forum

What is Failure to Thrive in the Elderly? - eCaring Forum | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
What are the symptoms of failure to thrive in the elderly? What can caregivers do about Adult Failure to Thrive?
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How to Use Music to Awaken Precious Memories in Persons With Alzheimer's | CPI

How to Use Music to Awaken Precious Memories in Persons With Alzheimer's | CPI | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it

Learning the life story of a person with dementia can give you a key to unlocking his memory--even when he's at the very end stage of Alzheimer's disease.


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Make a Joyful Noise, Drum Circles | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Make a Joyful Noise, Drum Circles | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
One of the most enjoyable times in our work is when we bring out drums for a drum circle. We meet people who tell us that can’t play drums because they don’t have any rhythm.
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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, Dementia and Caregiving | 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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Alzheimer's Disease, Types of Dementia, and What is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Disease, Types of Dementia, and What is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer, Dementia and Caregiving | Scoop.it
Dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer's disease is the cause of the symptom.
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