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The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease has been broken down into several stages, however not everyone will experience every symptom. On average, people with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after diagnosis, but may survive anywhere between three to 20 years.  Knowing which stage a loved one is at can help with decisions and treatment, as well as …

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What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Many people use the words “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” interchangeably. However, they’re not the same thing. You can have a form of dementia that is completely unrelated to Alzheimer’s. Here is a list of the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s. • Dementia is a Group of Symptoms: Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of …

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Young People and Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Organization, people under the age of 65 are considered ‘young’ to be experiencing signs of dementia. Other terms that are often used are ‘young-onset dementia’ and ‘working age dementia’. The diagnosis for dementia in younger people can often take a long time to detect because of the awareness of the symptoms …

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16 Quick Mediterranean Recipes That can cut Alzheimer’s Risk

People who eat a diet of olive oil, nuts, fish, poultry, and certain fruits and vegetables are at a lower risk for Alzheimer’s. Eating foods specifically selected for the benefits to your brain health, such as foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B12 and folate can reduce the risk …

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Managing Aggressive Behavior in Alzheimer’s Patients

What do we mean by ‘Aggressive’? • Becoming easily irritated, and lashing out to other individuals in a physically and mentally abusive manner. • Threatening others when the Alzheimer’s patient is in the presence of other individuals • Lashing out at others for no particular reason. Here are 3 ways to deal with this unsuspecting …

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When is it OK to Lie to Your Parent with Alzheimer’s?

When is it OK to Lie to Your Parent with Alzheimer’s? Is it a betrayal to lie to someone with Alzheimer’s disease? The answer is no. Worldwide it is estimated that about 16 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, including 4.5 million Americans. Telling lies is not a good practice in professional areas, but as a …

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Animal Therapy for Dementia Patients

Animal Therapy for Dementia Patients Speaking with animal therapy practitioners and researches and they will tell you stories about how therapy dogs have successfully helped dementia patients. “Even people with Alzheimer’s recognize a dog, and they see that the dog is someone new in their environment. I think they see it as someone with whom …

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Anger and Aggression in Alzheimer’s

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses you will notice that your loved one’s behavior may start to change. Their behaviors might even become angry and aggressive. These can be verbal or physical and can occur suddenly with no apparent reason, or can be the result of a frustrating situation. While aggression can be hard to cope with, …

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