Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alzheimers Falling Over


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Alzheimers Falling Over

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Alzheimer Symptoms Smell


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Alzheimer Symptoms Smell

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in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

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from Bob DeMarco

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dementia Info




From WellPoint


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Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis


Patients with Alzheimer's and related dementia are frequently misdiagnosed.

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

Alzheimers

Another Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's Another Miracle


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You might also find this article of interest.

Atypical Form of Alzheimer’s Disease May be Present in a More Widespread Number of Patients, Mayo Clinic Says


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Alzheimer's Cafe provides safe, social spot for patients


A welcoming atmosphere breaks down perceived barriers for couples like Chuck and Dewey Woodland who've been married 56 years.


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Friday, June 13, 2014

Who is at greatest risk of dying after a broken hip?


It has been estimated that approximately 25% to 40% of people following a hip fracture die within the first 12 months after their injury.

Toby Smith is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. His recent paper published in Age and Ageing has identified those people who are at greatest risk of dying following a broken hip.

Hip Injury

Hip fracture is a major challenge for health services worldwide, and can be catastrophic for the individual who experiences it, in addition to their friends, family and carers.

The consequences of a broken hip can range from physical disability through reduced mobility and loss of independence, to death.

It has been estimated that approximately 25% to 40% of people following a hip fracture die within the first 12 months after their injury.


Why Do Alzheimer's Caregivers Torture Themselves?


For several years, I tortured myself psychologically and emotionally. To this day I look back and ask myself, Why?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Why Do Alzheimer's Caregivers Torture Themselves
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Alzheimer's is a sinister disease. It robs the patient of the ability to remember, to think, concentrate, and frequently affects mood and behavior in a negative way.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) eventually robs the patient of the ability to do things we take for granted -- like buttoning a button.

Alzheimer's often robs patients of the ability to say "yes", so instead they say what comes easiest -- No.

These new and often bizarre changes brought on by Alzheimer's can feel like torture to an Alzheimer's caregiver. This explains in part why a large fraction of caregivers, up to 40 percent, suffer from depression.

The other day I answered a question by saying, "its the job of Alzheimer's to torture you".

Later on as I thought about those words, I was surprised that I used the word "torture". Surprised until I remembered that I once thought, "Alzheimer's is trying to kill me".

Alzheimer's kills the brain of the person living with Alzheimer's. It will also try and kill the spirit of the Alzheimer's caregiver.