Friday, March 27, 2015

Alzheimer’s Disease Study Gives Researchers New Hope


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The findings, published in Brain, offer new and valuable information in the long and ongoing debate about the relative contribution of amyloid and tau to the development and progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s, says the study’s lead author, Melissa Murray, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic.

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Study of 3,600 Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease






Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stategies to Get People with Dementia to Take a Bath


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Stategies to Get People with Dementia to Take a Bath

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5 Tips, How to get an Alzheimer's Patient to Shower


One of the earliest problems I faced with my mother, Dotty, was getting her to take a shower.

In the beginning, I would typically make a common Alzheimer's caregiver mistake - I would try to convince her to take the shower.

This usually resulted in me trying to convince her that she needed a shower, the importance of the shower for good health (hygiene), or trying to convince her she would "stink" if she didn't take a shower.

No matter what explanation or cajoling I tried it didn't work. Dotty would usually get angry, and use one of her favorite words - bulls***.

I can laugh about it now. But, I can also assure you that it didn't seem funny at the time.

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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.


Red Plates vs White Plates for Alzheimers


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What Color is Your Plate?


16 Ways to Get a Dementia Patient to Eat More Food



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