Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dementia and Obsession over Money


Alzheimer's caregivers often experience problems with money, checkbooks, and scams being perpetrated on persons living with Alzheimer's disease.

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Pamela R. Kelley and Max Wallack discuss the problems with money, and how to handle the problem with the checkbook.

Alzheimer's, Money, and the Checkbook


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Dementia and False Accusations


It is not unusual for Alzheimer's and dementia patients to make false accusations.


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 accused of by a dementia patient.

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Dementia, Accusations, and Fractured Fairy Tales



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Saturday, February 28, 2015

In Alzheimer's World NO Means ...


Everything you do with a person living with Alzheimer's has to start and end with positive reinforcement.

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How the Invention of Alzheimer's World Changed My Life


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Red Plates vs White Plates for Alzheimers


Forty percent of Alzheimer's patients don't eat enough food ... dementia patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates.


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What Color is Your Plate?


16 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

7 Tips on How to Cut Alzheimer's Risk


Alzheimer's disease affects memory, thinking, concentration, and judgment, and ultimately impedes a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

When should I start thinking about hospice care?


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When should I start thinking about hospice care? | Alzheimer's Front Row

Introduced to the United States in the 1970s, hospice care is becoming an increasingly common treatment.

Last year, 1.65 million people received hospice care, up from just more than 1 million in 2004, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

In the Washington area, more than a dozen hospice providers serve about 2,400 patients daily, according to figures compiled by The Washington Post in an online consumer guide published as part of a recent investigation into the hospice industry.

Continue reading this very informative article in the Washington Post.

When should I start thinking about hospice care, for myself or a loved one?


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