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FTLDA Lecture - Dr. Paul Schulz, M.D.

Resident-Directed Environment for People Living With Dementia

What is Alzheimer's? - Alzheimers Support

<b>Like the rest of our body, our brain changes as we age.</b> Most of us notice some <i>slowed thinking</i> and the occasional <i>problem while remembering</i> the name of …

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer’s caregivers on Coping …

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WBHI Think Tank | Alzheimer's Conversation Tips

Alzheimer's Conversation Tips<p>Published on: November 10, 2012<p><b>by Help For Alzheimer’s Families:</b><p>Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the<p>TV …

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Alzheimer's and Violent Behavior - What to Do? - Alzheimers Support

Alzheimer’s and Violent behavior – Why it happens and What to do<p>Sometimes people with Alzheimer’s become <b>angry and aggressive</b>. It may not happen often …

Some Things I Learned in Alzheimer's World

Many Alzheimer's patients are afraid of water. This explains in part why they often refuse to take a shower. Water is more or less invisible to many …

Balance: a Great New App for the Alzheimer's Community

Two weeks ago I met with Wendy Steinberg and she demonstrated a new App (application) that is now available for Alzheimer's caregivers or anyone …

Humor Amidst the Tears

I wrote on Monday about the tragedies of Alzheimer’s, which are real and heart-wrenching. But there are moments of humor as well.<p>Two of our family’s …

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Low Carb Diet May Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer's

A new study suggests that for people over 70, a low carb high fat diet means significantly lower risks of cognitive impairment than a high carb or …

Should Medicare Pay For Alzheimer's Scans?

Though increasingly common, Alzheimer's disease still isn't all that easy to diagnose, especially in its early stages.<p>Forgetfulness and other signs of dementia can be caused by lots of things other than Alzheimer's. Sometimes the symptoms are fleeting or normal in the context of a person's age. But …

Most dementia patients in care homes 'do not have good quality of life'

Fewer than half of people with dementia living in care homes enjoy a good quality of life, a charity has warned, as it revealed that record numbers …

Gadgets To Help Grandma Live Independently

Worried that mom isn’t taking her medicine or that dad might wander out of the house at night? Want to sharpen their driving skills—or yours? There’s help for the sandwich generation facing these concerns: the continual roll-out of high-tech products designed to let aging parents live safely on …