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The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Rate of Decline in Dementia Patients

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The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Rate of Decline in Dementia Patients

It looks like there is an advantage in prescribing both drugs in combination (Aricept and Namenda) as an initial treatment.

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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Accepting Alzheimers, Coping in Alzheimers World

Did you ever wonder why most Alzheimer’s patients stick like glue to their caregiver? Call out their name when they can’t see them? Want to know where you are when they can’t see you?


By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room

 

Accepting Alzheimer's Coping

When a person has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia they are often difficult to understand. The behaviors they express are often difficult to accept.

 

It be be very hard to deal with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

 

It is hard to understand that a person can’t remember. Harder to accept that when they can’t remember, they will do things that are completely foreign to your frame of reference.

 

Each of us has emotions and feelings. Alzheimer’s has a way of bringing out the worst of these feelings and emotions.

 

The challenge — learning to deal with a person living with Alzheimer’s on their own terms. Learning to deal with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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GrandPa Do You Know Who I Am? Maria Shriver Video

GrandPa Do You Know Who I Am? Maria Shriver Video
This film tells five stories of children, ages 6-15, who are coping with grandfathers or grandmothers suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Maria Shriver provides commentary and delivers valuable “lessons” for the kids, urging them not to blame themselves for what their grandparents do or say.
“We are all children of Alzheimer’s.”

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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I Forgot My Mother Has Alzheimer’s

In Alzheimer’s World, Dotty is the person I always knew. Sure, her brain is sick. But, once I started treating Dotty like the person I always knew, she rewarded me by becoming kinder, gentler, and more cooperative.

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s Disease, Types of Dementia, and What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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How Memory Is Affected in Alzheimer’s

This interesting Health Alert from John Hopkins discusses the different memory systems — episodic, semantic, procedural, and working — of the brain and how they are affected by Alzheimer’s disease…
and memory.
Normal aging leads to changes in the brain, especially in areas involved in learning and memory. Some neurons shrink; others are disabled by damaging molecules called free radicals. Daily “insults,” such as high blood pressure or elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also take their toll.
Over time, these changes can make it more difficult for an older person to learn new tasks or to retrieve information from memory, such as someone’s name. With Alzheimer’s disease, the damage is more severe and ultimately affects larger regions of the brain.

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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About Alzheimer’s Reading Room

The goal of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimer’s caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer’s community.

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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