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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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 1 month, 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Planning Activities/Reducing Stress with Dementia


Eighty percent of care provided in the community for a person with Alzheimer's or other dementias is provided by unpaid caregivers according to the most recent facts and figures report from the Alzheimer's Association.
60% of caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or vry high and 1/3 report depression. Couple these statistics with the length of this illness... measured in years...and it is clear that caregivers can benefit from interaction ...

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Last updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Dealing with Grief and Guilt as a Caregiver


Family caregivers assisting a person with deteriorating brain functions experience several common emotions during the middle to later stages of this disease. The person closest to the ill person may feel guilt for past misunderstandings that can not be resolved now, sadness as he no longer sees his loved one showing the recognition of his presence that accompanied their earlier relationship,sadness as each ability to care for theirself is diminished.
The family caregiver moves ...

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Last updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago.
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