Monthly Archives: June 2013

 

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Telling a Child or Teen about Alzheimer’s

For young children and even teens, it can be difficult to grasp Alzheimer’s disease and all the events that will happen to the person with this illness who has played a central role in their lives. Because Alzheimer’s can have a profound impact on family life, it is important to discuss with the children as […]
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Slow Down the Onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Recent studies on Alzheimer’s disease prevention have focused on the possible benefits of new pharmaceutical drugs, however there is also a growing interest in lifestyle strategies. Diet, and physical and mental exercise might play a role in Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Though there is not yet a cure for this disease, research is suggesting that lifestyle […]
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Day Care for Alzheimer’s

The numerous responsibilities of Alzheimer’s caregiving can be very overwhelming, and taking a breather is a necessary part of caregiving, for both you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s. Adult day care could be just the thing you need and centers are available in most cities and communities. The types of adult day care can […]
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Picking the Best Alzheimer’s Care Facility

As Alzheimer’s disease worsens, a person living with it may need more care and attention than his or her loved ones can provide if he or she is currently living at home. Alzheimer’s disease has a fairly predictable course of gradual decline, so it is never too early to start looking at the residential care […]

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Tampering With Your Taste Buds

People who are diagnosed with dementia experience many big and small changes as their symptoms progress. One surprising change is in their taste buds. Since they don’t seem to experience flavor the way they once did, people with dementia often change their eating habits and adopt entirely new food preferences. With these changes in eating […]
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Hallucinations and Alzheimer’s

When a person who suffers from Alzheimer’s or other dementia hallucinates, he or she may see, hear, smell, taste or feel something that isn’t there. Some hallucinations may be frightening, while others may involve ordinary visions of people, situations or objects from his or her past. Hallucinations are false perceptions of objects or events involving […]
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Caregiving for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s

Those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s may still function independently. They may still be able to drive, work and be part of social activities. If you are a caregiver to someone in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, your role is to provide support and companionship, while also helping to plan for the future. When […]
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The Loneliness of Dementia

The relationship between dementia and loneliness is a complicated one. Some data suggest that people who have strong social support and are socially active are less likely to have dementia symptoms. Once a person starts to experience cognitive deficits, they may begin to withdraw and feel lonely, which can then increase their risk of depression […]

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