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What Sandra Day O'Connor's Alzheimer's Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Sandra Day O'Connor's Alzheimer's Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed she had dementia in late 2018, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the Alzheimer's community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us and the people we care for...
Posted 04/23/2019
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Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race

Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia appears to strike people of different races in different ways, brain autopsies have revealed.Hispanic and black people are more likely to suffer from...
Posted 03/14/2019
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Fall Prevention and Alzheimer's

Fall Prevention and Alzheimer's

Avoiding falls and staying safe at home can help our loved ones with Alzheimer's maintain mobility and comfort at home. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, including declining eyesight, poor muscle tone or balance, medication side effects,...
Posted 03/08/2019
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Hypersexuality and Alzheimer's

Hypersexuality and Alzheimer's

Hypersexuality is an Alzheimer's symptom that can be uncomfortable to talk about. It can be embarrassing when our loved ones begin to make inappropriate comments want to spend time with themselves or show an interest in sexual intimacy. These...
Posted 03/01/2019
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What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds."The findings...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

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?

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?

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 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

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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