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Personal Care Issues - Get Over Embarassment

This isn't the way you want to see your mother/father/spouse. You never expected that you would be the one who has to help your incapacitated mother take a shower or help your dad put on his underwear. What do you know about buying disposable underwear and bed pads? How do you learn how to make a house safer for a person who is losing their vision or who is in danger of falling? Many family ...

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Last updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago.
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Alzheimer's Dementia Changes a Spouse

Spending 30 plus years with a person, making plans for the future, considering what car to buy, sharing pleasure and concerns...now you still share a home but you can no longer share a conversation with this person. Now, you find that you must protect him/her from your concerns and questions. You must present a calm demeanor at all times or he/she will sense your indecision and become troubled, agitated and uncooperative.
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Last updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago.
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Help Family Understand Alzheimer's Type Dementia

The physician said, "Your loved one is suffering from a progressive neurological disease called Alzheimer's type dementia." This diagnosis is given every day to people in the Coastal Georgia area. What does this mean for the patient and for the people who live with her? Is anyone else in the area dealing with this diagnosis? Is there a cure? So what now?
Alzheimer's dementia is more common than you may think. There are many ...

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Last updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Keeping a Healthy Brain

I recently read that people over the age of 70 are more concerned about Alzheimer's Disease than cancer, heart attack or stroke. This is a valid concern, based on statistics and the fact that no one survives Alzheimer's Disease. At this time, there is no surgery, chemotherapy, or prosthesis device to mute the damage done to neurological functioning caused by Alzheimer's Disease.
As a person who has lost two close relatives to Alzheimer's Disease, ...

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Last updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago.
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Early Stage Memory Loss, What Can I Say?

Imagine that you wake up one morning and find that people around you are adding some foreign words to their conversations with you. They insist that they have told you several times when lunch is scheduled. They complain that you are not listening or are being purposefully dense, refusing to follow directions. They act like they can't understand you when you implore them to help you find the critical documents you need immediately. You can ...

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Last updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago.
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