Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How do i solve my UTI problem


How to Solve the Problem of Urinary Tract Infection in Persons Living with Dementia


How do i solve my UTI problem


One of the harshest problems that Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers face are frequent unidentified urinary tract infections. UTIs can worsen memory loss, make patients seem confused and listless, and sometimes make them seem like they are "just not there".

Researchers have found that undetected urinary tract infections are common in dementia patients. UTIs go undetected because the symptoms are hard to spot in dementia patients, and most patients cannot tell us they are feeling ill or out of sorts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Alzheimer's

Understanding Alzheimer's is not easy. These articles demystify the disease and answer many of the most frequently asked questions.



What is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?


In this easy to read and understand article you will learn about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living.


This article provides information and links to the five best free tests for Alzheimer's and dementia. These five memory tests are self assessment tests for Alzheimer's, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment.


We have 4,970 articles that address the problems often faced by people caring for someone living with Alzheimer's. How to communicate, How to get them to take medication, How to get them to take a shower - you name it, we have it. Lots of advice and tips on how to understand, cope and communicate with a person living with dementia.


Alzheimer's Association: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia


The national site for the Alzheimer's Association. The website contains information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care and support resources.


Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet | National Institute on Aging


Looking for facts about Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. This website is full of information about Alzheimer's, dementia, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and caregiving.

Monday, November 17, 2014

How to Speak to a Family Who is in Denial about Mom's Dementia

A reader searching Bing using the following keywords

How to Speak to a Family Who is in Denial about Mom's Dementia

was directed to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

It’s human to deny what we find unpleasant or frightening. But when it prevents us from seeing facts and facing their implication then it will not help our loved one or ourselves.

Denial is Dangerous


How to Speak to a Family Who is in Denial about Mom's Dementia

Bob DeMarco
Bob DeMarco  is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized expert, writer, speaker, and influencer in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What do you do if someone with dementia makes up stories about you?

The following keywords were entered into AOL search

what do you do if someone with dementia makes up stories about you?

AOL recommended the following article from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's | Dementia Patients Have Wonderful Imaginations

Did your loved one living with dementia ever tell you a story that was less than true? 

Did you think it was a lie?

Did it bend you all out of shape? Make you feel angry, or confused?

Well?

Alzheimer's | Dementia Patients Have Wonderful Imaginations


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community

As the baby boomers enter their golden years with mounting concerns about the potential loss of cognitive abilities, markets are responding with products promising to allay anxieties about potential decline. Computer-based cognitive-training software –popularly known as brain games– claim a growing share of the marketplace. The promotion of these products reassures and entices a worried public.
Consumers are told that playing brain games will make them smarter, more alert, and able to learn faster and better. In other words, the promise is that if you adhere to a prescribed regimen of cognitive exercise, you will reduce cognitive slowing and forgetfulness, and will fundamentally improve your mind and brain.

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