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  • Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

    MedicineNet Alzheimer's General
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • William Utermohlen - A Descent Into Alzheimer's Portraits From the Mind

    Alzheimer's Reading Room
    Bob DeMarco
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Self-portraits by William Utermohlen chronicled his descent into Alzheimer's over 4 decades.William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995. He tried to understand Alzheimer's by drawing self portraits.William Utermohlen’s a self-portrait from 1967.  William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1997William Utermohlen 1997William Utermohlen 1998  William Utermohlen 1999William Utermohlen 2000William Utermohlen Self Portrait Slide ShowRelated Articles Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaWhat is the Difference…
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Aβ Inches Closer to Bona Fide Diagnostic

    Alzforum News
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    When strict quality control standards are followed, low Aβ in cerebrospinal fluid accurately predicts amyloid plaques in people with cognitive impairment in clinical practice.
  • 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

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    Alzheimer's Association, SE Wisconsin
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Early Stagers are putting on their walking shoes to prepare  for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease.  The Milwaukee County Walk is on Saturday, October 4 at Mount Mary University campus in Milwaukee.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the promise garden ceremony at 9:40 a.m. and Walk starting at 10 a.m. Funds are being raised to provide support and education programs and  fund research to find new medicines and  hopefully a cure to end Alzheimer’s disease.  Those of us living with the disease appreciate the monthly support meetings and discussions at the…
  • Why Alzheimer’s advocacy organizations could use a cold bucket of ice water

    The Myth of Alzheimers
    Danny George
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been online at all in the past month you’ve likely heard of – and most assuredly grown weary of – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A highly effective meme in our social media age, the “challenge” involved people dumping ice water on their heads, pledging donations for ALS research, and then nominating [...]
 
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  • William Utermohlen - A Descent Into Alzheimer's Portraits From the Mind

    Bob DeMarco
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Self-portraits by William Utermohlen chronicled his descent into Alzheimer's over 4 decades.William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995. He tried to understand Alzheimer's by drawing self portraits.William Utermohlen’s a self-portrait from 1967.  William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1996William Utermohlen 1997William Utermohlen 1997William Utermohlen 1998  William Utermohlen 1999William Utermohlen 2000William Utermohlen Self Portrait Slide ShowRelated Articles Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and DementiaWhat is the Difference…
  • Mean Dementia Patient, Challenging Dementia Patient

    Bob DeMarco
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    People with dementia may sometimes behave aggressively or in a mean spirited way. This can be very distressing and disconcerting for the dementia caregiver, family, relatives and friends.By Bob De Marco Alzheimer's Reading RoomChallenging and mean spirited behavior are common among persons living with dementia. But, I always ask the question, was the person "mean" before the onset of dementia?I still remember Dotty saying to me,Get Out, I Don't Want You Here, I Can Take Care of MyselfAt first and for a long time, I thought Dotty was being mean to me. However, it finally dawned on me…
  • 6 Good Articles, Alzheimer's Quotes, and Thoughts for the Weekend

    Bob DeMarco
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Not a day goes by that I don't read or hear about an Alzheimer's caregiver complaining about their loved one being mean.By Bob De Marco Alzheimer's Reading Room My first thought? Are persons living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia inherently mean?Not a day goes by that I don't read or hear about an Alzheimer's caregiver complaining about their loved one being mean. I always ask, were they mean before the onset of dementia? If they answer no, I then ask,  do you think there is any chance that their meanness is being caused by dementia.Caregivers are often surprised at this…
  • 3 Important Facts About Alzheimer’s Everyone Should Know

    Bob DeMarco
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    It’s on us who are more enlightened to educate those who are not, and dispel the myths of the misinformed about Alzheimer's disease and persons living with dementia.By Elaine C. PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomIncreasing funding for Alzheimer’s research is crucial! Also crucial is having an accurate understanding of the facts about Alzheimer’s. No disrespect to the already well informed, but the general public needs a better knowledge base to recognize the subtle, often excused-away symptoms of dementia issues. It’s on us who are more enlightened to educate those who are not, and…
  • Alzheimer's May Be Caused By Overuse of Pills for Anxiety and Sleep Problems

    Bob DeMarco
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    New research indicates that unwarranted long-term use of anxiety and sleep medications (benzodiazepines) should be considered a public health concern and can lead to higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.Results show that past use of benzodiazepines for three months or more was associated with an increased risk of up to 51% for Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's Reading RoomA team of researchers based in France and Canada set out to investigate the relationship between the risk of Alzheimer's disease and benzodiazepine exposure over a several years, as well as a potential dose-response…
 
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  • 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer's Association, SE Wisconsin
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Early Stagers are putting on their walking shoes to prepare  for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease.  The Milwaukee County Walk is on Saturday, October 4 at Mount Mary University campus in Milwaukee.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the promise garden ceremony at 9:40 a.m. and Walk starting at 10 a.m. Funds are being raised to provide support and education programs and  fund research to find new medicines and  hopefully a cure to end Alzheimer’s disease.  Those of us living with the disease appreciate the monthly support meetings and discussions at the…
  • Anti-arthritis oil and balm for sale, first launch

    connie dello buono
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Dear Friends,    See you all Sat and Sunday afternoon at my San Jose house to launch my first product, an anti-arthritis balm/oil which can be used internally or externally. It is priced around $50 per 16 oz container.  Your feedback is important to me. I will announce this at my blog today, www.clubalthea.com . It contains turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and peppermit essential oil. My curiosity and exposure at Whole Foods created a spark in this product. I also was encouraged to create one as my mom was seeking a massage balm for her arthritis at age 79. I used the oil for…
  • "How Aluminum Causes Alzheimer’s Disease: The Implications for Prevention and Treatment of Foster’s Multiple Antagonist Hypothesis"

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    4 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    An article on Alzheimer and aluminium: http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2000/articles/2000-v15n01-p021.shtml
  • The Sound of Music – iPods and Dementia

    Bobbi Carducci
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Sitting in the park on a recent summer night, listening to a local band playing the music I danced to as a teen I started to sing along. Singing isn’t something I normally do unless I’m alone in the car with the windows rolled up. I firmly believe it’s best for everyone and if you ever heard me sing you would surely agree. I felt safe singing in the open air, joining others like me overcome with the joy and nostalgia of our shared musical history. Before long the band ramped things up and went into a medley of rock songs. Soon people were on their feet dancing.   A little one, barely…
  • Gender Versus Geography: Who is Caring for Mom and Dad?

    Butch
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Gender Versus Geography: Who is Caring for Mom and Dad?.
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    The Myth of Alzheimers

  • Why Alzheimer’s advocacy organizations could use a cold bucket of ice water

    Danny George
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been online at all in the past month you’ve likely heard of – and most assuredly grown weary of – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A highly effective meme in our social media age, the “challenge” involved people dumping ice water on their heads, pledging donations for ALS research, and then nominating [...]
  • Trailer for “Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis

    Danny George
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    With the football season having officially launched over the weekend with a spate of college football games, discussion of head injuries continues to be a growing subplot to America’s most beloved game. I recently caught a trailer for a new documentary that presents sports-related head injuries as a public health crisis. The film appears to [...]
  • A “Spark of Life” from Australia: Guest post from Hilary Lee

    Danny George
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    In 2009, while attending the Alzheimer’s Disease International meeting in Singapore, I met Hilary Lee and was greatly impressed by her presentation on the Spark of Life program she has developed. I wanted to give Hilary a chance to tell her story and share her innovative work/outcomes with our community, and she kindly prepared the [...]
  • Richard Taylor on the “progress” of the Alzheimer’s national plan

    Danny George
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    This post is from our friend and colleague Richard Taylor, a contributor to the blog:  There was a saying in WW II (I’ve been told) that claimed “Loose lips sink ships.” I have just read several news releases and watch ​ed​ a couple of NIH videos updating the progress of the national plan, you remember [...]
  • Alzheimer’s disease and pink slime: making sense of the Blackfriars Consensus Statement

    Danny George
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The tides truly appear to be shifting in the dementia field. For several decades, the focus has largely been on studying the disease process and developing drugs to intercede in the process of amyloid formation, believed to be toxic to neurons. Those efforts have not panned out, and now clinical trials are introducing anti-amyloid treatments [...]
 
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  • “The Genius of Marian”: Powerful T.V.

    Heather Sawitsky
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
      In 2009, Pam White, mother, wife, and social worker starts  writing a book to honor her mother, Marian Williams Steele,  an exceptional artist who passed away in 2001 from  Alzheimer’s.  Except, Read More...
  • What Are Wanderers Trying to Tell Us?

    Heather Sawitsky
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
      One of the many behavioral mysteries associated with dementia is the tendency to wander.  The Alzheimer’s Association website claims that 60% of those with Alzheimer’s will wander at some point.  However, a review of literature conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association reported that the prevalence of wandering ranged from Read More...
  • Caring at Home: How to Find Help Part II: Adult Day Care

    Heather Sawitsky
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When seeking support for dementia care, an alternative to home care is an adult day care program.   An adult day program runs 5 days a week, 7 to 8 hours Read More...
  • Caring at Home: How to Find Help: Part I Home Care

    Heather Sawitsky
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
      Anyone caring for someone with dementia needs a lot of support.  As a patient’s needs expand, it is not uncommon for the primary caregiver to fall ill from the stress and exertion required.  Bringing help into the home can alleviate caregiver burnout.  But it takes time and Read More...
  • Check Out the Choosing Wisely® Campaign

    Heather Sawitsky
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    There is a new tool available to help physicians and patients make more informed decisions about medical treatment. It is the Choosing Wisely® campaign. The idea for this program came from Howard Read More...
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