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Living alone may not be possible for the person with Alzheimer's Dementia who takes medication

Living alone may not be possible for the person with Alzheimer's Dementia who takes medication | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
For someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia, medication is not a top priority. They are not neglectful of their health, but simply unable to remember when they last took medication. Eventually, they m...
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Mom, Maybelline and the Maroon Makeup Kit - In the World of Alzheimer's

Mom, Maybelline and the Maroon Makeup Kit - In the World of Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
My Mom always wore make-up. Her train case was stocked with just about anything  you'd find in a standard beauty salon. And Mom always kept it hidden in a deep drawer of an Old Hutch in a kitchen c...
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Do you remember Maybelline in this form? I never used it this way but I sure remember Mom's.

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Mom Didn't Remember Planning Her Own Funeral

Mom Didn't Remember Planning Her Own Funeral | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When Mom's second husband passed away, I rushed to be at her side. She was in her late 70's and I wasn't sure how well she would cope with this tragedy. Her husband had been in good health, a sligh...
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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimers

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimers | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
It isn't easy to tell whether early signs and symptoms of failing memory are due to aging or Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Because of  that, Alzheimer's generally goes undiagnosed for many year...
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How to explain Alzheimers and Dementia Behavior to Young Children

How to explain Alzheimers and Dementia Behavior to Young Children | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
What should you tell young children who interact with an adult relative who has Alzheiemer's? Young children may notice the odd behavior of a grandparent or other family member with dementia and wo...
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The Waterproof ID Wrist Band that Can't be Removed easily

The Waterproof ID Wrist Band that Can't be Removed easily | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Wandering is a major problem for those with dementia. We hear about it everyday. The older lady or gentleman who leave home for a stroll but never return. Sometimes they're found a few streets away...
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I wore one of these myself and I was surprised that it became invisible to me after a few days. Light-weight and waterproof, it can be worn for approximately a year+.


Shower, wash dishes, go swimming--Never be without your ID. Make sure your loved one has ID all the time whether they have begun to wander...or not. http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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We are entering the Age of Alzheimer's

We are entering the Age of Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

We will all be touched by the disease. How are we going to get through this?

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I feel this will be true. With baby-boomers aging and so many drugs to postpone the symptoms , there will surely be a time when there is many more folks with Alzheimer's than there is today. Of course, a CURE might interfere with that projection. http://free-alzheimers-support.com 

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Alzheimer's walk planned for Saturday at Elmwood Park - Roanoke Times (blog)

Alzheimer's walk planned for Saturday at Elmwood Park - Roanoke Times (blog) | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's walk planned for Saturday at Elmwood Park
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“Everyone is at risk for Alzheimer's disease,” said Sue Friedman, president and CEO of the Central and Western Chapter.
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Congratulations and thank you for your effort. Grab an Alzheimer's Walk now while the weather is mild in most areas.

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Sundowning, Sundowners and Night Terrors -- Are they all the same thing

Sundowning, Sundowners and Night Terrors -- Are they all the same thing | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
I recently spoke with a friend diagnosed with Early On-set Alzheimer's. He described  new symptoms that have begun to plague him. "Night Terrors" was the best he could manage to describe his fright...
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Memoir of a Loving Couple faced with Early On-Set Alzheimer's

Jan's Story--The Long Goodbye by Barry Petersen This is an intimate look at a vibrant couple, deeply in love, living an exciting life of travel and  adventure, commuting between two homes in Asia, ...
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Research into Alzheimer's Disease Reveals Promising Results for Treatment

Research into Alzheimer's Disease Reveals Promising Results for Treatment | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Research into Alzheimer's Disease Reveals Promising Results for Treatment ...
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Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious illnesses plaguing the medical world.

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Alzheimers Disease and Personality Changes - What you can do

Alzheimers Disease and Personality Changes - What you can do | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
     -- Alzheimer's Disease and Personality -- One of the most distressing aspects of Alzheimer's disease is the complete personality change suffered by many people. This is especially distressing ...
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Alzheimer's dementia Fidget Quilts, Aprons, Bibs, Purses and More

Alzheimer's dementia Fidget Quilts, Aprons, Bibs, Purses and More | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's dementia Fidget Quilts, Aprons, Purses and more While caring for my Mom with dementia, I noticed that she could not stop fidgeting her hands. Sometimes she would wring her hands until I...
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A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia

A Sponge Bath May be Necessary for Person with Late Stage dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
During late-stage Alzheimer's, the person with dementia may require a sponge bath since he/she is bedridden, hospitalized or afraid of showering. Several times my Mom needed sponge bathing when she...
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What Happens to Intimacy When Your Spouse has Alzheimer's or Dementia

Caring for a spouse who has Dementia can be a difficult and emotionally painful experience. If a spouse has Dementia or Alzheimer’s it is difficult to watch their slow decline and see intimate memo...
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My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen?

My Mom Fooled the Doctor about her Memory--How does that happen? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When my mom came to live with me, I changed her primary care physician to my own personal doctor. His office was near-by and I was already familiar with office and staff. Shortly afterwards, I phon...
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How can Mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago?

How can Mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How can mom forget me, but remember the family dog from 70 years ago? The way Alzheimer's forms in the brain, as tangles and plaque, determines how it progresses. Memories are formed in a particula...
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Alzheimer's and Violent Behavior - Why it Happens and What to Do

Alzheimer's and Violent Behavior - Why it Happens and What to Do | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's and Violent behavior - Why it happens and What to do Sometimes people with Alzheimer's become angry and aggressive. It may not happen often but occasionally some people become unruly an...
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Walk to End Alzheimers Taking Place Sept. 13 - Ottumwa Post

Walk to End Alzheimers Taking Place Sept. 13 - Ottumwa Post | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
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Walk to End Alzheimers Taking Place Sept. 13
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The South-central Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Saturday, September 13th, at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.
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If you are in this area and haven't signed up. Have some fun and join an Alzheimer's Walk. We need you! http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Why do more women get Alzheimer's? Research points to genetics, other factors. - Washington Post

Why do more women get Alzheimer's? Research points to genetics, other factors. - Washington Post | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Why do more women get Alzheimer's? Research points to genetics, other factors.
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A similar shift is underway in the study of Alzheimer's disease.
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That is so true in our family. My grandmother and Mom both had Alzheimer's, but one uncle had it as well.

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"Kisses for Elizabeth" Common sense Guidelines for Alzheimers dementia : Book Review

"Kisses for Elizabeth" Common sense Guidelines for Alzheimers dementia : Book Review | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
KISSES FOR ELIZABETH by Stephanie Zeman,  MSN RN  This Book is a heartwarming sharing of  knowledge and life stories about those with dementia and the caregivers who love them. A common sense resou...
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Do you know the Symptoms for Alcohol related dementia?

Do you know the Symptoms for Alcohol related dementia? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
DO YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS FOR ALCOHOL RELATED DEMENTIA? Shocking findings are now indicating that drinking alcohol – even in moderation – can cause Alzheimer’s in later life. A study reported by the...
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Alzheimer's, Dementia, Caregiving - Best Books to Read for Alzheimer's Caregivers or Family Members

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Caregiving - Best Books to Read for Alzheimer's Caregivers or Family Members | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's - Books  When we learn that our loved one has Alzheimer's we have a thirst to know what it means for them-- and us. Will our lives change? How will we handle it? And will our loved one ...
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Is there pleasure in silence when suffering with Dementia?

Is there pleasure in silence when suffering with Dementia? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
I was reading a blog this morning and was startled to find it, coincidentally, answered a question that I had posted only a few days ago regarding the hearing impaired who had Alzheimer's and Demen...
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Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible

Caring for Aging Parents - It looks hard but not Impossible | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Caring for aging parents - it looks hard but not impossible Nobody wants to see their parents decline in their older years. Our parents have been the strong ones in our lives, and it can be heartbr...
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