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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Symposium on July 11, 2014

There is an Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational Symposium on July 11, 2014. The location is the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. There is no charge to attend and the event hours are from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Topics covered … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Detection Tool: Clock Draw Test

The Clock Draw Test is a tool to detect early Alzheimer’s symptoms. The test can also help determine a person’s progression through the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. While this test is a good indicator to determine whether or not … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Avoid When Caring for a Person with Dementia (Video)

In this video, Cindy Keith shares tips for interacting with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease. She shares a number of ideas that will help caregivers handle situations with creativity, compassion and a smile. She also reminds caregivers that the … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Eating Out with a Loved One Who has Dementia

People with dementia often react badly to situations with too many people or occasions that present them with too many choices. Dining out often involves large groups of people and many meal choices. It is possible to enjoy a meal … Continue reading

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Brochure Covers Basic Information on Alzheimer’s Disease, Treatment Options and Getting Help

There is a brochure available from the Alzheimer’s Association that provides a basic introduction to Alzheimer’s disease. The title of the brochure is “Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease – What it is and what you can do”. In addition to giving … Continue reading

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What is Sundowning or Sundowners Syndrome?

What is Sundowning? (Excerpt from HealthLine.com) Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Confusion and agitation worsen in the late afternoon and evening, or as the sun goes down. Symptoms are less pronounced earlier in … Continue reading

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FYI: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference – AAIC 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is a conference showcasing leaders in dementia research across many disciplines. Next year, it will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12th to 17th. Visit http://www.alz.org/aaic/ to learn more.

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Alzheimer’s Fact: Dramatic Increase in Rate of Alzheimer’s Related Deaths Over Last Decade

Since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s have risen 68 percent—while deaths from other major diseases  have decreased. (Source: Alz.org)

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