The Stages of Alzheimers dementia

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Is This The Beginning of Alzheimer’s Disease or… What City is this anyway?

The Beginning of Alzheimer's Disease My mother was in her late 70's when her second husband passed away. The time and photo of her, with my son, was 10 years before her diagnosis. Her first marriage had not been a happy one but this second mating was perfect.  Mom enjoyed a full and happy life for 15 years with her second husband,  a kind and caring man. They traveled the East Coast, sights … [Read More...]

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Common Questions about dementia

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Now You can have Alzheimer’s dementia and Live Longer and Remember Better

You can have Alzheimer's and live longer Having Alzheimer's or Dementia doesn't have to mean an instant death sentence or forgetting everyone  and everything familiar within a decade. Plenty of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia lead productive and happy lives for many years, even decades after diagnosis. On average, longevity of life after onset of Alzheimer's is thought to be 20 … [Read More...]

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Lack of Patients for Clinical Trials May be Roadblock to Alzheimer’s Cure

Did you know there are many new drugs created for Alzheimer’s disease simply waiting for testing before they become available? This testing is called Clinical Trials. And one of the biggest roadblocks to a cure is a lack of patients to test these new drugs. The Alzheimer’s Association states:   “Clinical trials are the engine that […]

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Diagnosing and Treating Elderly Alzheimer’s

Dealing with Disability: Diagnosing and Treating Elderly Alzheimer’s As one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disproportionately affects the elderly and over five million Americans are affected by the disease. “Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 American cause of death that cannot be slowed, cured or prevented, and one out of […]

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“When Goodbye Begins: Sharing life with Dementia” : Book Review

“When Goodbye Begins: Sharing life with Dementia” by Dorothy Webb After years as a loving and kind husband, John seemed to change. He would have angry outbursts, vocal only, but nonetheless frightening to his wife, Dorothy. At first she attributed the anger to trivial matters and simple stress from life’s grief, his parents passing, problems […]

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“Still Alice” The Movie Review

I remember how excited I was to read "Still Alice" the book by Lisa Genova. Most Alzheimer's books are written by Wives or Husbands, Sons or Daughters or some other relative who was Caregiver for a … [Read More...]

How to spend time with Aging Parents

How to Spend Time with Aging Parents  Nearly 10 million US citizens are caregivers and spend time with their aging parents who have dementia. The job is grueling, and many of these caregivers have … [Read More...]

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