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A question recently came up in our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group, and We wanted to take the time to answer it for everyone that might have the same question now or in the future. The Question was: Am I selfish for wanting some alone time? Now before I get into the scientific research we did behind this topic, I wanted...
Hurricanes are among the worst natural disasters that affect North and Central America. Being prepared if you are in a hurricane zone can make all the difference. Having a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration radio will help keep you updated in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. In this article, we will explore how you can...
My name is Amy and this is my message to anyone that has just had a Loved one Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As someone who has dealt with a Loved one with Alz for a few years now, I feel like I can offer some words of advice for those who are just entering this new world. It can definitely be...
The hardest part of Alzheimer's is that the current 100% test for Alzheimer's Disease is a Postmortem examination of the brain. Obviously, that sucks for those living with the disease who can't get a diagnosis. The reason why getting diagnosed is important is that it could help with Disability and insurance purposes, as well as provide an explanation for...
Alzheimer’s Disease is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for Alzheimer's Disease as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen...
From personal experience, my pet's have always cheered me up. Pets are simply amazing and can do wonders for anyone. They provide companionship and someone to talk to for those in a tough time. Research has proven many times that pets are very good for people. They provide a stress control which helps lower blood pressure and the heart...
Dementia is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for Dementia as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in...
Before we get started, it has to be mentioned that Alzheimer is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of memory and other mental capacities. Alzheimer is one of those diseases that is terminal and doesn’t have any cure so far, it is also denominated as a form of dementia. The average age to be diagnosed is 65 years old,...
If уоu hаvе bееn саllеd on tо саrе fоr аn individuаl whо ѕuffеrѕ frоm Alzhеimеr'ѕ оr dеmеntiа, it саn hаvе a nеgаtivе imрасt оn еvеrу аѕресt оf уоur dаilу lifе. Aѕ thе раtiеnt continues to lose one аbilitу аftеr аnоthеr, уоur rоlе аѕ a саrеgivеr bесоmеѕ inсrеаѕinglу diffiсult. Yоur rеѕiliеnсе, рrоblеm ѕоlving сараbilitiеѕ, аnd ѕtаminа аrе аll рut tо...
Alzheimer is a well-known disease around the world as the “memory loss” sickness. Most people don’t know that it is a neurodegenerative disease; that apart from generating memory loss, it also damages other mental capacities. The average time of living when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer is around 10 years (less than 3% of patients live more than 14 years),...

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