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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Sundowning, Sundowners and Night Terrors — Are they all the same thing

Sundowning Sundowners Night Terrors Are they all the same   I recently spoke with a friend diagnosed with Early On-set Alzheimer's. He described  new symptoms that have begun to plague him. "Night Terrors" was the best he could manage to describe his fright-filled nights. At least, for a couple hours each night, as he sleeps, he is attacked by unbelievable terrors. Similar to a … [Read More...]

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The Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia is Vulnerable to Fraud

Vulnerable to Fraud When Mom called because she’d received a gas bill for $300 in the middle of a heat wave, I was shocked. It was bad enough that her last credit-card bill contained fraudulent charges for expensive earrings that Mom did not buy– and her bank claimed a cash withdrawal that she knew nothing […]

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5 Ways to Be Ready for the Holidays and Special Occasions with dementia

Sometimes it’s difficult to be Ready for the Holidays when someone in the house has dementia. As I planned a post about holiday behavior and caregiver caution during this holiday season, I saw this wonderful post from Frena Gray Davidson, author of “Speaking Dementia” Frena always sees care-giving through kind and thoughtful eyes and understands […]

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Does the brain do more than regulate, especially while you sleep?

Does the brain do more than regulate? Can your brain remember where you left that text book that went missing a week ago? Does it do more than regulate breathing while you sleep? If I misplace something and search everywhere I can think of to no avail– then concentrate on that item right before I […]

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Care Tips

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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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