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Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterSUNDAY, Nov. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia should focus on four main safety issues, an expert says.Nearly 6 million Americans have...
Posted 12/20/2018
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AHA: What's the Blood Pressure Connection to Alzheimer's Disease?

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Look after your heart to be kind to the mind. That's the primary message emerging from research into Alzheimer's, a disease of the brain that appears to be deeply driven by what happens to the...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at myALZteam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Restlessness and Alzheimer's

Restlessness and agitation can be common symptoms of Alzheimer's, especially in the late afternoon and evening. This is sometimes called Sundowning if it's late in the day. Restlessness can cause poor sleep, fatigue, and all-day irritability. On...
Posted 11/16/2018
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has Dementia

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first woman on the high court -- has dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease," she announced...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Managing Caregiver Burnout and Alzheimer's

"My loved one is driving me crazy!" Have you found yourself frustrated and on your last nerve? Caregivers carry a lot of stress and certain things can be infuriating. Sometimes it's when we see everything Alzheimer's has stolen from our loved one....
Posted 10/31/2018

Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer's disease changes depending on the season, researchers report.These patients are better in the late summer and early fall...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Vision Loss and Alzheimer's

Sometimes our loved ones with Alzheimer's begin to experience vision loss. Difficulty seeing can interfere with leisure activities like reading, writing, and watching TV. Vision loss can also negatively affect balance and mobility while moving...
Posted 10/12/2018
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Eating Behavior and Alzheimer's

"Any suggestions to assist with eating utensils? My hubby has trouble with food falling off the spoon or fork and it is frustrating for him." -A member on myALZteamOn myALZteameam, the social network and online support group for family and friends...
Posted 09/21/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear....
Posted 09/05/2018
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