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Sunday, March 30, 2014

How Sundowning affects me


Barry could you explain how you feel whilst Sundowning, does anything trigger it or does it just happen like clockwork?


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The easy answer would have been to just to say yes (It happens like clockwork) but I think the subject is far more complex than that as it seems that Sundowning as it’s called can affect people with our illness at different times of the day, “in fact” a similar thing can also happen at the beginning of the day when the sun is rising, although the latter part of the day when the sun is setting seems to be the most significant time...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES LUBBOCK, TX


The funds raised through BvB benefit the care, support and research efforts of
the Alzheimer’s Association.

BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES LUBBOCK

2014 BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES  
LUBBOCK, TX


So far the Blondes have outraised the Brunettes by a 2 to 1 ratio.

TOP FUNDRAISERS
1 - Gridiron Self Donation Becky Fortenberry ($250.00)
2 - Gridiron Self Donation Heather Haynes ($250.00)
3 - First Down Self Donation Sarah Doerr ($135.00)
4 - First Down Self Donation Alexandra Galle ($125.00)
5 - First Down Kyriea Kana ($120.00)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alzheimer's Patient Falls in Shower Forced to Wait 3 Hours Outside Hospital


Norma Leake called for an ambulance after her husband Raymond, who lives with Alzheimer's disease, fell in the shower and damaged his shoulder.

Alzheimer's World

  • Raymond Leake, 82, who suffers from Alzheimer's, fell in the shower
  • Was left for three hours in the ambulance bay of University Hospital Wales
  • Mr Leake's family, from Penarth, were outraged after the incident
  • His son Andrew, 57, from Chester, called the incident 'unbelievable'
  • Hospital said their patient flow and emergency calls were unusually high
Read the complete story.

Family’s outrage after Alzheimer's sufferer, 82, forced to wait THREE hours outside hospital in ambulance


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Republican primary winner Atanus says dementia, autism caused by gays


SusanneAtanus said that God is punishing Americans for their support of marriage equality and women’s reproductive rights with scourges like dementia, autism, and severe weather.

Republican primary winner Atanus says dementia, autism caused by gays

Read more about this in the Wonkette.

Meet Your Newest GOP Congressional Nominee, Illinois: Wingnut Lady Who Says Gays Cause Autism, Dementia And Tornadoes


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Google Keyword Search - free test for alzheimer's disease


A reader searching Google using the following keywords

free test for alzheimer's disease

clicked on the headline below to get the information they were seeking.

Free Alzheimer's test

Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Memory Tests)


This is a list of the best free memory tests for Alzheimer's and dementia backed by reputable science. Alzheimers dementia tests online.

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The Eye May Provide a Window to the Brain and Early Onset Alzheimer's


By using the eye as a window to brain activity and function, we may be able to diagnose Alzheimer's and dementia patients sooner and give them more time to prepare for the future.

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The Eye May Provide a Window to the Brain and Early Onset Alzheimer's

Options may include earlier enrollment in clinical trials, developing support networks and dealing with any financial and legal matters.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease Summit The Path to 2025


Over 35 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or a related disorder, and this number is expected to exceed 115 million by 2050.

New York Academy of Science

In 2010, the worldwide costs of AD and related disorders (ADRD) were estimated at $604 billion, or 1% of GDP, and these costs are expected to reach $950 billion by 2025. These disorders thus represent a public health and fiscal crisis that is straining governments across the world.

The U.S. National Alzheimer's Plan aims to achieve effective prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease by 2025.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Just a Word - Alzheimer's


Just a Word is a book about the crushing realization of what happens when someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Just a Word Alzheimer's

The most fascinating aspect of this book is that it reads very fast; and if, you are an Alzheimer's Care Partner you might find your heart pounding during certain real life episodes during the book.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Man with Alzheimer's found living with dead wife, dead dog


Rhode Island authorities say a 71-year-old man living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had lived with his dead wife's body for at least two days.

Man with Alzheimer's found living with dead wife


Police in Johnston say the man's 67-year-old wife died a few days ago and he wasn't aware that she had passed. Authorities say there were no signs of foul play.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Can a dementia cause bad behavior


Under the leadership of Executive Director Christopher Nadeau, the New York Memory Center (NYMC) uses a unique arts and computer based social day care program that brings dementia patients back into the world.

Christopher Nadeau
Christopher Nadeau
When dementia or Alzheimer's strikes, the loss of not just memory, but a sense of one's self, is cruel to the sufferer and devastating to loved ones.

For almost three decades, Park Slope's NY Memory Center has fought to delay the progress of the disease, using the arts to help patients stay as independent as possible.

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