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Quick Summary of Alzheimer’s Effect on the Brain (Video)

Though the brain typically begins to shrink after age 60, Alzheimer’s disease causes the brain to shrink at an accelerated rate. The language and memory regions of the brain are significantly impaired by Alzheimer’s. Progression of the disease causes people … Continue reading

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Alzheimers.gov – A Helpful and Informative Hub of Alzheimer’s Information and Resources

Have you visited Alzheimers.gov recently? If you have never visited, you will be surprised by all the helpful hints provided and resources listed on the website. If it has been a long time since your last visit, then you should … Continue reading

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Story of Couple’s Love for One Another and How Husband Copes with Wife’s Alzhiemer’s Disease (Video)

This video shares the story George and Adriana Cuevas and how Alzheimer’s affected their lives. At the start of the video, we find out that George and Adriana were childhood best friends. George’s family moved while he was a child, … 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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Ways to Make Sure Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Stays Warm

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the parts of the brain that affect temperature regulation become damaged. A person with Alzheimer’s disease has greater difficulty adjusting to the surrounding temperature and handling environments that are very hot or very cold. A cold … Continue reading

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List of Seven Common Alzheimer’s Eating Problems

Recognizing a problem is often half of the solution, especially when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. There are seven common Alzheimer’s eating problems you may come across at mealtimes with your loved one. Once you can identify the eating issue, you … Continue reading

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VP of Constituent Services for Alzheimer’s Association Answers Caregiver Questions asked on Facebook

The video below contains a number of helpful tips and recommendations for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services, answers questions asked by caregivers on the Alzheimer’s Association’s Facebook page. In this video, you … 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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What Does Alzheimer’s Look Like in The Brain? (Video by NIH)

In this video by the National Institutes of Health, the mystery of Alzheimer’s is unraveled. Through animations of the brain and explanation of scientific research, the video helps viewers understand the changes in the brain brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading

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