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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Support


Supporting Families and Caregivers According to the National Institute on Aging, “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care … Continue reading

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Advancing Our Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease


Advancing Our Understanding According to the National Institute on Aging, “Thirty years ago, we knew very little about Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, scientists have made many important advances. Research supported by NIA and other organizations has expanded knowledge of brain … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and You–Every 70 Seconds Someone is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s


Do you have a relative or know someone who has Alzheimer’s disease? Ever worry that you might fall victim to this insidious disease? Ever wonder what the risk factors are? Ever wonder what the differencees are between Alzheimer’s disease and … Continue reading

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Common Dementias Including Alzheimer’s


Here’s more information from the National Alzheimer’s Association about common types of Dementia and their typical characteristics. “Alzheimer’s disease is the Most common type of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Characteristics include difficulty remembering names … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Statistics


There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers Those who are caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those who will need caregivers According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly ten million … Continue reading

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What is Dementia?


Unfortunately, thousands of people ask this question every day. According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is characterized by loss of or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities. It is caused by various diseases and conditions that result in … Continue reading

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Shed or You’re Dead!


Ever feel that you’re skin’s too tight? Ever think you’re stuck in old habits that keep you from growing, yet aren’t sure how to shed those counter-productive habits? Lizards grow by shedding their skin. If they don’t shed, they die. … Continue reading

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Independence


Well, another Independence Day is almost over. I truly hope all of you enjoy the independence we may sometimes take for granted. Not only is it a blessing to live in a free country, but if you are still living … Continue reading

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