The Stages of Alzheimers dementia

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What Causes Sundowners and Sleepless Nights for the person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

What Causes Sundowners Sundowning is often used to describe peculiar behavior of someone with Alzheimers during the evening hours when the sun has set and nightfall begins. Often, in middle to late stage Alzheimer's the person with Alzheimer's dementia or other dementias may become restless and confused or disoriented during the evening hours. It can last from early evening until late into … [Read More...]

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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 three elderly Americans dies from Alzheimer's … [Read More...]

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Common Questions about dementia

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Does the Person with Alzheimer’s dementia Invent Memories– or tell Lies?

Does the person with dementia invent memories, or   just lie? One issue with the person who has Alzheimer's or Dementia is that they look so good. By looking at them, you would never know they have a problem. They don't look sick. They don't have a cold, or runny nose, or high fever. They look so normal that we're totally surprised by their odd behavior and story-telling and sometimes wonder if … [Read More...]

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How to explain Alzheimers and Dementia Behavior to Young Children

Dementia behavior to Young Children What should you tell young children who interact with an adult relative who has Alzheiemer’s? Young children may notice the odd behavior of a grandparent or other family member with dementia and wonder, silently, what is wrong. If no one offers an explanation that makes the situation all the more […]

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Joanne Woodward Battles Alzheimers

Joanne Woodward Battles Alzheimers Very sad news when we learn that someone we’ve all known for a very long time, Joanne Woodward (wife of Paul Newman) is battling Alzheimer’s. Joanne is a popular American actress and producer of television and theatre. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957) The […]

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Activities for those with Alzheimers, Dementia or Memory Loss

In later stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia it becomes imperative that the care-giver assist in creating activities or suggesting things for them to do. They simply don’t remember the favored things that occupied their mind in the past. By middle stage, my mom always had an activity book in hand. She could do “seek and […]

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Care Tips

Does Coconut Oil Help Alzheimer’s?

Does Coconut Oil Help Alzheimer's? How can coconut oil help someone with Alzheimer’s? you might ask. Is it possible for coconut oil to have some kind of effect against Alzheimer’s? According to … [Read More...]

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