Alzheimer's Disease As a Physician Views It

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British physician, Dr. K.J. Bute, recorded a DVD expressing her thoughts as a caregiver for her father, a physician serving dementia patients and then as an Alzheimer's patient herself. This DVD will be available to view during the Monday, March 11, Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group meeting at Statesboro First Methodist Church. This DVD would be suitable for teenagers, patients and caregivers alike to view.
Facilitator will also provide ideas on "Dealing With Impaired Perception in Alzheimer's" including adapting the home environment for safety and comfort.
Alzheimer's and other dementias gradually alter the "wiring" of the brain structure and leave a person with "faulty wiring" that leads to confusion with nerve connections. This leaves the patient unable to consistantly remember, analyze and physically respond as he or she did before the damage to neuron connections occured.
The patient will need ever increasing assistance, leading to physical and emotional stress on the family caregiver.
Support group meetings offer the caregiver an opportunity to talk with others who are dealing with the extraordinary changes in their family lives due to this long term disease that affects so many people in our community.The Statesboro group meets monthly, the second Monday of each month at Statesboro First United Methodist Church.
The Alzheimer's Association has a 24 Hour Helpline number 1-800-272-3900 that is free, supported by donations to the Alzheimer's Association, GA Chapter, 201 Television Circle, Savannah, GA 31406. Caregivers are encouraged to contact this office to learn of the many services available to assist patient and caregiver in this long term disease that is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

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