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Studies and Research on Alzheimer’s

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Written by Agingcare.com With more than 5 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, efforts are underway to treat and cure the debilitating disease. Studies and research by the medical community and scientists are constantly testing drugs and treatments to see if they prevent AD, slow the disease, or help reduce symptoms. The primary organization for [...]
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Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Written by Agingcare.com Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning the symptoms get worse as time goes by. The Alzheimer’s Association has defined seven stages of Alzheimer’s, each marked by changes in ability, memory and personality that may be experienced. However, these stages are general guides, and symptoms vary greatly. Not everyone will experience the same [...]
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What are the signs of Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

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Written by Agingcare.com When a person starts having trouble with memory, he or she may automatically think its Alzheimer’s disease. But don’t jump to conclusions. Forgetting where you put your keys or having trouble remembering the name of a family friend does not mean you have Alzheimer’s. Only a doctor can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.If you [...]
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When should caregivers take the keys during Alzheimer’s disease?

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Alzheimer’s disease comes with a host of challenges for the individual with the diagnosis and their caregivers. Over time, the disease will affect the individual’s ability to do many activities in his or her life, but driving can be one of the more difficult ones to determine. Driving represents independence for many people, and losing [...]
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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

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Lewy body dementia is a form of progressive dementia identified by abnormal structures in brain cells called “Lewy bodies”. The disease was discovered in 1912 by Dr. Levi which became “Lewy” in the translation from German.) The Lewy bodies are distributed in various areas of the brain. A major component of Lewy bodies is a [...]
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What are the stages of dementia?

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If you know someone who’s been diagnosed with dementia, you may be wondering what the next few days, weeks, or years will look like. While each person living with dementia experiences the illness differently, there are some patterns that can help you prepare for what’s to come. Stage One – Pre-illness Stage one of the [...]
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Traveling With A Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

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June is National Safety Month, and the time of year when many Americans plan summer and holiday travel, as well as attend weddings, graduations, family reunions and other get-togethers. For most families, these trips and gatherings are filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But for those dealing with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s [...]
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Dispelling Myths about Alzheimer’s

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Written by www.alz.org Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: In the past people believed memory loss was a normal part of aging, often regarding even Alzheimer’s as natural age-related decline. Experts now recognize severe memory loss as a symptom of serious illness. Whether memory naturally declines to some extent remains [...]
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Tips for Taking Care of a Senior with Alzheimer’s

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Written by Agingcare.com When you are taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or demenita, every day brings new challenges. Just when you think you’ve got the hang of it, the disease progresses, and a new host of issues crop up. New patterns of behavior start to surface. The person becomes less able to [...]
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Therapy Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

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Written by Agingcare.com Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services can be beneficial throughout various stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia. Find an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care Facility Near You Early Stages of Alzheimer’s In the early stages, rehabilitation services can help your loved one be as functional as possible for as long as possible. [...]
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