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Alzheimer’s, Money, and the Checkbook

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Why would any Alzheimer’s caregiver think or believe that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is competent enough to handle their own finances, write checks, and make decisions on major purchases like a car?

Bob DeMarco‘s insight:

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room is the number source of information and news on Alzheimer’s, dementia, health, memory loss, and treatment for the entire Alzheimer’s and Dementia community worldwide. The goal of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room is to Educate and Empower.

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2010/02/about-alzheimers-reading-room.html

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Posted by on November 4, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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Dementia Reading Room: When a UTI Goes Undetected in an Dementia Patient

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Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience

Bob DeMarco‘s insight:

What is Dementia?

Who Gets Dementia, What Causes Dementia, What are the Symptoms of Dementia, How is Dementia diagnosed, What are the treatments for Dementia? http://bit.ly/pEfirj

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? http://bit.ly/gZzXuI

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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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$750,000 to Fund ACT on Alzheimer’s

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota awards $750,000 to fund ACT on Alzheimer’s community engagement work across the state.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota today announced a three-year funding commitment of $750,000 to ACT on Alzheimer’s (ACT), a volunteer-driven and statewide collaborative focused on preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Posted by on September 28, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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Is Alzheimer’s World an Irrational Place?

When you look at it from the eyes of a person who is deeply forgetful maybe you are the one who is irrational. Irrational in your expectations.

Alzheimer’s Reading Room‘s insight:

To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia visit the Alzheimer’s Reading Room

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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease? What are the Eight Types of Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is a physical illness that causes radical changes in the brain. As healthy brain tissues degenerate persons suffering from Alzheimer’s experience a steady decline in memory and the ability to use their brain to perform tasks.

 

What is Alzheimer's Disease? What are the Eight Types of Dementia?

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer’s disease is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living.

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a physical illness that causes radical changes in the brain. As healthy brain tissues degenerate persons suffering from Alzheimer’s experience a steady decline in memory and the ability to use their brain to perform tasks.

Go here to read more about Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is Dementia?
Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, memory, and judgment, which affects a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities.

Go here to read more about Dementia.

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Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia 
Dementia is a an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually memory problems, confusion, and changes in the way a person behaves and communicates.

Go here to read more about the Eight Types of Dementia.

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Is it really Alzheimer’s or something else?
Many people assume that if an older person becomes forgetful and can no longer deal with some of the basic activities of daily living, he or she must have Alzheimer’s disease. This is not always the case.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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Alzheimer’s Patient Wanders and Dies, and More on Dementia

Alzheimer’s Patient Wanders and Dies

 
 
An 86-year-old woman living with Alzheimer’s was found dead after wandering away from her home on Sunday night.

It can and does happen

Memory Loss Don’t Ask Me What I Had For Breakfast

This short film from the New York Memory Center illustrates how staying active in social day care can enliven persons living with dementia.
 
The benefits of social day care for dementia patients also has a positive impact on caregivers.

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in alzheimer's

 

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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in alzheimer's

 

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