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13 Things Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to Know

The biggest challenge we face as Alzheimer's caregivers is learning how to understand, cope, and communication with a person living with dementia.<br>By …

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The Easiest Way to Collect a Urine Sample from a dementia patient or elderly person<p>From our reader Judith:<p>How do you get a urine sample from someone …

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Alzheimer's Care, Don't Argue

Arguing with a person living with dementia is a common caregiver practice. Eventually caregivers learn this doesn't work, and it only makes things …

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How the Discovery of Alzheimer's World Changed My Life

Once you make it to Alzheimer's World the stress and anxiety associated with caregivng are greatly reduced.<br>Amazingly, many of the behaviors that were …

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Alzheimer's Breakthrough: Researchers Fix Genetic Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease in Human Brain Cells

Scientists have known for decades that people with two copies of a gene called apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's …

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Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience

When a UTI goes undetected in an Alzheimer's patient they can become mean, delusional, dull, disoriented or worse. Undetected UTIs are common in …

What is The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia

Dementia presents as a group of symptoms, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.<br>By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>When …

Alzheimer's Stigma, Glenn Campbell, Pat Summitt

So there they were, Pat Summitt and Glen Campbell, sitting there and announcing to the world, I have Alzheimer's.<br>By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading …

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You Can Live Your Life After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

I see my mother in the way I always have .... Dotty is the same person I have known for my entire life.<p>By Bob DeMarco <br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<p>You …

3 Secrets from a 100 Year Old Alzheimer's Patient

<b>"She lived a life so completely contrary to the common expectations conjured by the word "Alzheimer's". She survived the diagnosis, the dreadful</b> …

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Physically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop Dementia

Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia according to a new study.<br>by Alzheimer's Reading …

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Neuroscientists Receive The Brain Prize for Crucial Alzheimer's Disease Research

The tireless efforts of these four leading scientists to understand Alzheimer's have provided the foundation for treatment of one of the most …

How to Give the Greatest Hug Ever Invented

I took care of my mother who lived with dementia for 8 and a half years. 3,112 days.<br>By Bob DeMarco<b><br>Alzheimer's Reading Room</b><br>I understand how …

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How to Cope With Your Emotions When Your Loved One Has Hallucinations

A hallucination occurs when a person sees, hears, feels, tastes, or smells something that isn’t there.<br>by Marie Marley<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>“Marie,” …

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5 Tips How to get an Alzheimer's Patient to Shower

Getting a person living with Alzheimer's or dementia to take a shower or bath is one of the most common problems we face as caregivers.<br>One of the …

Sleep Medications for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients

I often have family caregivers request medications to help people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia to sleep.<br>By Rita Jablonski<br>Alzheimer's …

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When Dementia Patients Say Mean Things, What Can You Do?

How can you get a person living with dementia to stop saying mean and hurtful things to you?<br>How to deal with dementia.<br>One common question or theme …

How to Use Ice Cream as a Memory Care Tool

Positive Thoughts Drive the Dementia Caregiving Experience

If you think positive and act positive you will see the person who is deeply forgetful, start smiling and acting positive.<br>Your thoughts, feelings, …

Exercise Calms Agitation Associated with Dementia and Alzheimer's

Agitation and the ability to function improved in a group of elderly nursing home residents suffering from severe dementia when they engaged in just …

Alzheimer's Disease, A Sudden Flash of Genius Rudy Tanzi

Like everyone in the Alzheimer's community, I believe we need more funding for Alzheimer's research. We need to investigate all legitimate …

CAREGIVER ALERT: The Connection Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

A recent research study showed that the presence of gum disease was associated with a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline in dementia …

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Alzheimer's Dementia Accusations and Fractured Fairy Tales

The natural tendency for most Alzheimer's caregivers is to try and explain, and sometimes in a heated fashion, that we did not do what we are being …

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Deeply Forgetful and a Whole Person

<i>I started to think of my mother as deeply forgetful, not as an Alzheimer’s patient.</i><br>By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>I was interviewed by Lori La …

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Bill Gates Reveals His Father is Living with Alzheimer's Disease

Bill Gates has revealed for the first time that his father is living with Alzheimer's.<br>By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>Alzheimer's knows no …

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Drug May Help Those with Dementia with Lewy Bodies

New help may be on the way for people with dementia with Lewy bodies, which is the second most common neurodegenerative type of dementia after …

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Allowing Yourself to Feel the Joy of Cargiving

We are often constrained in our caregiving effort by our own inability to understand that Alzheimer's patients are capable of more than we can …

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Alzheimer’s Drug Solanezumab Fails in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

Researchers report that solanezumab, a treatment for Alzheimer's disease developed by Eli Lilly, did not significantly slow cognitive decline.<br>by …

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One Good Reason To Consider an Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

I would encourage each of you to consider an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial. You might be surprised by the benefits.<br>I encourage each of to …

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How to Find and Get Into an Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

If you are interested in identifying a clinical trial for a new experimental Alzheimer's disease drug or treatment, I encourage you to do so.<p>By Bob …