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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 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month, 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 3 months, 2 weeks ago.
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Improving Communication Moderately Confused Adults


Communication problems are some of the early signs of Alzheimer's dementia in an adult who is not suffering from a stroke. This can be one of the most challenging issues for a family as the patient loses the ability to easily express his wants and opinions. He may misinterpret directions, find himself unable to complete a sequence of activities of daily living, and constantly ask the same question because he/she doesn't remember the answer they ...

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Last updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Why Is He Acting Like That and What Is Sundowning?


"Why is he more confused in the afternoon and evening?" is a question that is often asked by family caregivers during a support group meeting. "Sometimes I think he really doesn't have Alzheimer's dementia because he seems so normal at times." "He just doesn't seem to be the same person that I spent 40 years with!"
Come to a support group meeting the second Monday of any month from 1:30-3:00 at Statesboro First Methodist, ...

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Last updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago.
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