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New Interactive Video Game Could Help Older Adults Strengthen Their Brains and Bodies

An immersive video game could help older adults maintain physical and cognitive health.<p><b>A smiling dolphin named Bandit is the star of an interactive</b> …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nursing Home Let's Dementia Patient Wear Same Clothes for Eight Months and Refuses To Do Anything About It

A dementia patient has worn the same clothes for eight months, has refused to take a shower, smells really bad; and, the nursing home won't do …

Dementia

Dementia Care - Are You Trying to Convince Someone with Alzheimer's?

I finally learned how to convince a person living with dementia to do what you want them to do.<br>By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>After reading</b> …

Help Alzheimer's

Do you need help with Alzheimer's caregiving or caring for a dementia patient?<p>By Bob DeMarco <br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<p>Our labels pages make it easier …

Afraid of Making the Wrong Caregiver Moves?

Behind every good caregiving intention is usually a fair amount of love and caring.<br>By Paula Spencer Scott<b><br>Alzheimer's Reading Room</b><br>Are you sometimes …

Alzheimer's the Checkbook and Money

Why would any Alzheimer's caregiver think or believe that a person living with Alzheimer's disease is competent enough to handle their own finances, …

Can a Dementia Patient Remember an Act of Kindness?

Kindness is a behavior marked by a pleasant disposition, and real concern for (an)other. Kindness is a virtue.<p>By Bob DeMarco <br>Alzheimer's Reading …

Alzheimer's Care, Sitting in The Front Row

By Bob DeMarco<br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<br>Knowing that the day is coming when your loved one -- won't know you-- is the most horrific feeling of them all …

Can Liver and Diet Impact Alzheimer's Risk?

This research has a variety of interesting implications. For example, it highlights a potential relationship between conditions such as obesity and …

Pinterest

We help Alzheimer’s patients to live a better live. We accomplish this by providing excellent advice and practical solutions to problems. Our …

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's definition. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that typically causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer's disease is …

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Care, Sitting in The Front Row<p>By Bob DeMarco <br>Alzheimer's Reading Room<p>Knowing that the day is coming when your loved one -- won't know …

Water is Invisible and Disconcerting to Dementia Patients

The simple fact is many Alzheimer's patients don't like water because they no longer perceive water in the way that you and I do.<br>By Bob …

Adult Daycare for Dementia Patients Reduces Caregiver Stress

Caregiver stress is lowered, and mood is improved, on days when dementia patients attend adult day care programs.<p>The <b>importance of adult day</b> care as a …

Change Patterns of Behavior in Dementia Patients

People living with Alzheimer's and dementia are well known for their challenging and often difficult behaviors.<b><br>By Bob DeMarco</b><b><br>Alzheimer's Reading</b> …

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 …

Looking for Meaning Behind the Words

She told us that she used to want to run her head into a brick wall when her mother started repeating the same story over and over.<i><br>By Tom and Karen</i> …

Alzheimer's Care Sex and Dementia

The increased sexual behavior may be one way persons living with Alzheimer's and dementia try to communicate.<br>Dr. Rita Jablonski-Jaudon<br>Alzheimer's …

Alzheimer's World Versus Reality

Once you accept Alzheimer's and learn how to operate in Alzheimer's World you'll learn that opposites can indeed attract. And stick together like …

Supporting Families Living With Dementia

A compelling video featuring caregivers of people living with dementia appealing to their fellow caregivers to seek support and take respite.<p>By Bob …

Why People with Dementia Say No (And What to Do About it)

There are ways you can interact with someone who has dementia to minimize the use of the word “No”, and to get them to cooperate more easily.<p>By Rita …

Alzheimer's Disease

Do Persons Living with Dementia Feel Abandoned?

When I left Dotty alone she quickly became scared, confused, anxious, and I soon learned she feared that I was going to abandon her.<br>By Bob …

"Skinny Fat" in Older Adults May Predict Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that “skinny fat” – the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important …

Deficits in Executive Function in Alzheimer's and Related Dementia

Executive function is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage other cognitive processes. These processes include …

Alzheimer's World and the Positive That Comes With It

It took me 18 months before I finally stopped judging my mother on a set of standards that were unreasonable for a person living with dementia. …

Can Aspirin Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

A regimen of low-dose aspirin may reduce plaques in the brain, which will reduce Alzheimer's disease pathology and protect memory, according to …

This school is No. 2 for graduating CEOs—and it's not Harvard, MIT or Wharton

While prestigious private schools like MIT, Harvard and Wharton remain popular options among America's future executives, Pennsylvania State …

Light Exposure in Nursing Homes Decreases Sleep Disturbances, Depression and Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

A tailored lighting program in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer's disease<br>by Alzheimer's …

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 …

Dementia Care Here is the Silver Lining in Losing Your Temper

It takes the patience of a saint to deal with many of the odd, frustrating, STRESSFUL behaviors of dementia.<br>by Paula Spencer Scott<br>Alzheimer's Reading …