A Strange Thing Happened! In the world of Alzheimer's My Mom was a shopper. She had always been a shopper. Once Mom came to live with us, we had a "pretend" shopping trip at least once a week. She couldn't stand for long periods because of an arthritic knee, but she loved shopping. She may have been haunted by memories of the large Mall or Super Walmart, but her eyes lit-up like … [Read More...]
The Stages of Alzheimers dementia
Best Alzheimer's Digital Clock Keeps Time for those with Dementia An Alzheimer's Digital Clock Keeps Time for those with dementia. Before my Mom's Alzheimer's diagnosis she lived alone and called me first thing every morning to ask the day and the time. Actually, she often called 5 or 6 times in the morning to learn the day, date or time. I thought she was lonely and needed to hear my voice to … [Read More...]
Common Questions about dementia
Risk Factors for Alzheimer's On a Daily basis I scour issues of Health and Medical magazines and Alzheimer's Newsletters, hoping for more news on which fruit to eat, or how many miles to walk, or which vitamin or mineral to pop every morning with breakfast. As a person with high-blood pressure and other heart related issues, I exercise daily, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and read the … [Read More...]
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This is so sad. But, taking the car away is probably the hardest thing that must be done for those with Alzheimer’s dementia.
For Weeks, my Mom kept a photo of her car on her bedroom dresser after I took her car away. It took me awhile to figure out why she was angry and cursing me every time she returned from her bedroom.
Once I removed the photo, her disposition improved exponentially!
Is Vitamin D really a vitamin for dementia? A vitamin for dementia might be Vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of the vitamins that have been recommended for those with dementia and found through studies to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk Sometimes we forget how important Vitamin D can be, especially as a vitamin for dementia. Since it’s […]