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Positional Concepts: An Anecdotal Lesson

  *** In early Alzheimer’s disease, a person may misplace or hide things for safekeeping for illogical reasons.  As the disease progresses, drawers and cabinets can become cluttered with random items that present to outsiders as an organizational nightmare.  Toward ...

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Get Some Sleep!

Heed this, Caregivers, living your 36 hour day. *** Everybody knows that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and sometimes sleep seems like a time consuming nuisance.  But research has shown there are lots of health ailments related ...

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Amyloid… Friend or Foe?

  There is a longstanding hypothesis in research that beta amyloid- a build up of abnormally folded proteins- is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.  The theory is that a build up of amyloid blocks the flow of nutrients in and out ...

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Dressing Successes in the Later Stages

*** When you look at the big picture in Alzheimer’s disease, and visualize the steady decline of every functional ability, sometimes you need to appreciate the smaller successes. I need to remind caregivers about this all the time.  What they ...

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