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"Dementia Whisperer" To Speak At Memory Loss Support Group

"Dementia Whisperer" To Speak At Memory Loss Support Group | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

28 August, 2014: Laura Wayman, known nationally as the "Dementia Whisperer," will be leading the monthly Alzheimer's and dementia support group at Carlton Plaza of Elk Grove on Sunday, August 24, at 2 p.m. Wayman is a renowned expert in the field of memory care. In 2001, she started the Dementia Whisperers, a company that helps families and professionals deal with the process of caring for those suffering from memory loss.

The Carlton Plaza of Elk Grove support group is held on the fourth Sunday of every month and is open to seniors and the families of those suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia or any other form of memory loss.

Wayman's book, "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care," was published by Johns Hopkins University Press and compiles the lessons she learned while working with care providers and recipients. As a speaker, author, trainer and gerontologist, Wayman brings her knowledge and expertise to those who need it most, people suffering from memory loss – such as dementia and Alzheimer's – and their loved ones.

"Sadly, many caregivers sacrifice their own well-being" when caring for a loved one with dementia, said Wayman. "Along with the challenges of caring for a person with dementia, caregivers – especially family members – experience conflicting emotions that may swing from guilt and denial one moment to empathy, acceptance and understanding the next."

She said to cope with the challenge, caregivers must access all of their options for support, including local community resources. "Never be afraid to ask for help."

Carlton Plaza of Elk Grove is a senior living community featuring independent living, assisted living for those who need a little extra help with day-to-day activities and memory care for those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. The community features restaurant-style dining all day with a wide variety of menu options, including diabetic-friendly choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information on Carlton Plaza of Elk Grove, visit the community at 6915 Elk Grove Boulevard, call (916) 714-2404 or visit the website at http://www.carltonseniorliving.com/location/elk-grove-carlton-plaza

 

 


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Very interesting article about a wonderful community for those with dementia. http://free-alzheimers-support.com

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Why some patients don't get Alzheimer's -

Why some patients don't get Alzheimer's - | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Why some patients don't get Alzheimer's
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Researchers have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients seem to have protection from developing Alzheimer's disease.

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Making strides against Alzheimer’s

Making strides against Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
In the innovative research and development process, setbacks are in many ways as important as successes, helping to identify more promising areas to pursue.

 

Setbacks are an inherent part of discovering and testing new medicines. In the face of these deeply disappointing setbacks, researchers take the findings from the unsuccessful projects and use them to inform the next step forward and continue to explore new research avenues, building on knowlege gained from prior research. Biopharmaceutical researchers and the companies they work for are committed to finding treatments that realize the promise of our expanding scientific knowledge to halt or prevent the disease.


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Between 1998 and 2012, 101 Alzheimer’s drug development projects were halted or became inactive. In that time three new medicines have been approved to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease – so-called “failed” projects outnumber approved medicines 34 to 1.

 

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The Five Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease - Nancy's Counseling Corner

The Five Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease - Nancy's Counseling Corner | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
You visited your parents recently and your mom’s behavior worried you. She didn’t seem her usual self ? she was forgetful, repeating herself in conversation and over the weekend she seemed to misplace more items than is usual. You want to just put it down to ?old age,? but maybe there is more to it …
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Sleep Drunkenness Disorder May Affect One in Seven

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder May Affect One in Seven | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it

A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called “sleep drunkenness.” The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people.



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Helpful Hints and Tips for better Communication

Helpful Hints and Tips for better Communication | 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 ...
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Choosing a Nursing Home or Group Home - Part I

Choosing a Nursing Home or Group Home - Part I | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Two Part Series - Choosing a Nursing Home or Group Home Part I Choosing a "Nursing Home" for Alzheimer’s or Dementia Patient Choosing a nursing home is a difficult time for Caregiver and Patient al...
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The Antique Waterfall - Truth... for the Person with Dementia

The Antique Waterfall - Truth... for the Person with Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
When Mom first entered the "group home," where she would reside for nearly 2 years in late-stage Alzheimer's, she was agitated, restless and cried continuously to go home. I brought crochet yarn of...
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Activities to Share with a loved one who has Dementia or Alzheimer's

Activities to Share with a loved one who has Dementia or Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Activities to share and enjoy with a loved one who lives with Dementia or Alzheimer's-- Recently, I learned that Amazon had complete sets of older televisions series from the 50's and 60's. I smile...
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My Mom's all time favorite was Bob Barker. She remembered him from the days of "Truth or Consequences." And during her final stages of dementia she never forgot Bob Barker.

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How to take the Car Away when someone has Alzheimers dementia

How to take the Car Away when someone has Alzheimers dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
How to take away the car away when a person has Alzheimer's dementia? One of the most difficult things you will ever do is take away driving privileges when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's o...
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Dementia death toll may be worse than cancer

Dementia death toll may be worse than cancer | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A study from the US suggests that Alzheimer’s and dementia is widely under-reported on death certificates and medical records (#DearDementia why are you so rarely mentioned on death certificates as cause of death?

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Alzheimers dementia is it Really Affected by Vitamins and which ones?

Alzheimers dementia is it Really Affected by Vitamins and which ones? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Vitamin D is one of the vitamins that have been found through studies to Lower Alzheimer's Risk Sometimes we forget how important Vitamin D can be. Since it's easily absorbed into our body through ...
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Daughters ‘spend twice as much time’ caring for elderly parents than sons

Daughters ‘spend twice as much time’ caring for elderly parents than sons | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
#caregiving Daughters ‘spend twice as much time’ caring for elderly parents than sons http://t.co/ujaLdXsmFi #eldercare #medical
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I'm sure this is true. At the time our Mom became ill, I had a "work at home job," while both of my brothers worked 9-5 jobs. They simply couldn't help more than the occasional day out for lunch or on the weekends. 


So yes, I can certainly understand that the daughters are most often the major caregiver. http://free-alzheimers-support.com


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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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Health Answers: What’s the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? - The Boston Globe

Health Answers: What’s the difference between vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? - The Boston Globe | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common cause of dementia (a significant loss of memory and cognitive functions), but vascular dementia is one of several other forms of dementia.
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This question is asked often and here's the answer to bookmark and save.

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A different type of dementia - Post-Bulletin

A different type of dementia - Post-Bulletin | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
A different type of dementia Post-Bulletin For six of those, she and her husband, 77, have navigated life despite his slowly progressing Lewy body dementia, an illness that can mimic Alzheimer's disease but is different from it and requires...
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What Alzheimer's and Hearing Loss Have in Common

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What Alzheimer's and Hearing Loss Have in Common
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In retrospect, I suspect that there were early signs of Alzheimer's that we dismissed as hearing issues.

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I agree with this article so much. My Mom's hearing loss was much worse than we knew. She had learned to read our lips for several years before we noticed she was doing it.


If we had known sooner-- we could have started medication sooner and Mom's dementia may not have progressed so quickly.

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5 Easy Ways YOU can help the Caregiver

5 Easy Ways YOU can help the Caregiver | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
5 Easy Ways YOU can help the Caregiver Almost everyone knows a caregiver or someone who takes care of a loved one in their own home. With the cost of hospitals and nursing care skyrocketing, many f...
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Phones, Remotes, and Microwave Ovens are Foreign Objects to those with Alzheimers Dementia

Phones, Remotes, and Microwave Ovens are Foreign Objects to those with Alzheimers Dementia | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
On one particular morning Mom called to complain that her Television would not work. She had long been infatuated with Bob Barker and the Price Is Right. And more recently, TV had become her all-ti...
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Online Psychological Tests, Free Online Psychological Tests - HealthyPlace

Online Psychological Tests, Free Online Psychological Tests - HealthyPlace | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Online psychological tests center with numerous free psychological tests. Online psychological tests include depression test, tests for bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, more.
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Do you wonder if it's Alzheimer's, dementia or just depression?

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Can Someone with Alzheimer's dementia Read or Watch Television?

Can Someone with Alzheimer's dementia Read or Watch Television? | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Can Alzheimer's Patient Read or Watch Television Someone asked me about this recently and I think it's a topic that I haven't discussed very much. Actually, most Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers ...
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The Person with dementia May Lie About Eating or Taking Their Medication

The Person with dementia May Lie About Eating or Taking Their Medication | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
My Mom was a dietitian and worked in a hospital for many years. In our large family, it was common knowledge that her house was the place to be if you wanted a family"get-together!" Not only was sh...
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Fish as Brain Food

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AEating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.


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Once a week is enough! That's wonderful. We always eat fish at least once a week and often much more. How bout you?

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This study shows that eating fish helps to increase gray matter in the brain.You don't need to overdo it either, once a week is sufficient!

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Alzheimer's Care Shopping

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Q&A with the Author 

Author Pauline Boss

What is meant by the term "ambiguous loss"?
Ambiguous loss is simply an unclear loss. It is a term I coined in the 1970's to label the all too common experience of having a loved one disappear without evidence of whereabouts or being dead or alive. Such disappearance can be physical, as in the case of a loved one gone missing, or psychological, as in the case of dementia when memory and emotion fade away. Ambiguous loss ruptures meaning, that is, it is immensely distressing to make sense of this kind of loss. 

In order to cope one has to know what the problem is, so I gave it a name—ambiguous loss. Knowing what the problem is the first step to managing it. In the case of dementia, the ambiguity will likely not lessen, but in this book, I tell you how to increase your tolerance for it. 

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Elder Care Decisions and Nursing Home Guilt

Elder Care Decisions and Nursing Home Guilt | Alzheimer's Support | Scoop.it
Deciding how to best care for an aging loved one is a choice often fraught with emotion and stress. Taking care of an elder requires dedicated amounts of time, energy, and patience. If we have chil...
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