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Researchers Discover a Way to Potentially Slow Down Alzheimer’s

  • By Amgbluesky · Posted March 27, 2014
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  • It obviously has to be tested over and over again, and it won't help our loved ones now, but it could help us or our children in the future. -discover-way-potentially-slow-alzheimer ...

Loving Some one who has Demantia, or ALZ

  • By saeva · Posted March 26, 2014
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  • This is a very good book, for all, weather you are a spouse, taking care of a parent, it is call Loving some one who has demantia, or ALZ, written by Pauline Boss. I don't know if any one else has read ...

Woman 2x likely to develop AD than breast cancer

  • By Amgbluesky · New reply March 25, 2014
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  • I saw this on the nightly news last night. Very scary for those of us who are caring for loved ones who have the disease and wonder what the future holds for us. ...

bring husband home

  • By saeva · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 34 replies
  • Since I posted last, I have my husband home, and so far all is going well, with the help of my help, from Home Instead, she still comes 5 days a week, from 9 to 5. Except for snow days and sick children ...

Happy Thanksgiving

  • By GrandmaDody · Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed one ...

Calling mom

  • By lgray1951 · New reply November 22, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • The last two days after her diagnosis she is mad. I cannot tell you many times I called and she will not pick up or answer the phone. The folks at the assisted living tell me she is ok. She won't talk ...

The crying that goes along with AD/dementia

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply November 8, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I had just seen an ad on the TV the other day talking about PBA...the crying that often occurs with dementias and depression. I wish I'd known about it, sooner, too. I'd have asked Mom's psychiatrist ...

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Hailed as ‘Turning Point’

  • By 1Buckeye · Posted November 3, 2013
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  • It does sound pretty promising... The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as the “turning point” in the fight against Alzheimer’s ...

Brain aging and Cognitive health

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply October 28, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Gotta learn sumpin' every day. "For many causes of MCI (mild cognitive impairment), impairment is not necessarily progressive; appropriate treatment of the underlying cause can arrest progression and ...

Optimal Diet for Alzheimer's Prevention

  • By pholloway · New reply October 26, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I was so shocked by a statement in the Omaha World-Herald column this week by Michael Kelly about a mother-daughter dealing with Alzheimer's, that I emailed him to suggest he had inadvertently published ...

Amyloids, stiff arteries and dementia

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply October 18, 2013
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  • Pretty eye opening, IMO. ementia/42316?utm_source=cardiodaily&utm _medium=email&utm_content=aha&utm_campai gn=10-17-13&eun=gd3r&userid=728399&email ...

Getting closer to a cure?

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply October 11, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • It sounds promising, but...10 years away seems like an eternity. A SIMPLE pill could halt Alzheimer’s disease and even reverse the symptoms, landmark research by British scientists has discovered. ...

Anesthesia, Surgery Linked to a Doubling of Dementia Risk

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply October 7, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • A well written article, IMO. During the 2- to 7-year follow-up period, 661 of 24,901 anesthetized patients (2.65%) and 1530 of the 110,972 nonanesthetized patients (1.39%) were diagnosed with dementia ...

My husband has a sense of humor!

  • By Kayco9 · New reply August 29, 2013
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  • B - "How do you like your desk?" K - "I like it...I use it at least once a day sometimes more." K - "You bought me that Amish rocker also." B - "Do you wear black when you sit in it?" My husband put a ...

Latest Updates and new things happening

  • By bud1981 · New reply July 29, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • So I haven't updated much on my loving husband who has had AD for 10 years now. He still lives at home with me and I take care of his daily needs for the most part. I do have a person come in twice a ...

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toozle (Inactive)
  • By toozle (Inactive) · New reply July 27, 2013
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  • My husband has been in the nursing home for a year and a half. He has gone from up and walking to being totally dependent on aides to change is depends and get him dressed and in wheelchair and around ...

Hospitals fight delirium

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply July 21, 2013
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  • FINALLY, someone has paid attention to the elderly. lth/207967361.html “High touch, low tech” approach helps hospitals head off delirium in elderly patients, who ...

Your thoughts on "expert" information

  • By AngilTR · New reply July 9, 2013
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  • I am doing an informal study to find out whether family caregivers look for who is behind the information you find on websites? Do you check the "about" section? Does it matter to you whether the person/people ...

Hate This

  • By VAE · New reply June 13, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I haven't posted in a while.....we finally had to put mom in a nursing home week before last. I hate it but could not continue like it was. There are many things that need to be worked out there. I think ...

At peace now

  • By cd52 · New reply May 8, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • Well, my sweet wife and biggest fan is at peace now ! About 5:45 Sunday morning May 5,2013 went home to be with The Lord on her mother's Birthday. At only 59 , Linda had a rough last three years and especially ...

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