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How to Cope with the Boredom of Alzheimer’s
When Alzheimer’s patients are bored, they will engage in behavior patterns that are described by geriatric psychiatrists as problematic. We need to be prepared with daily positive and motivating activities. Here are some suggestions to restore dignity and good humor for both caregiver and patient.
How to Improve Your Interaction with the Patient
People afflicted with Alzheimer’s are highly emotional and can switch from laughter and affection to anger and sadness in a moment. By creating a calmer, more serene environment both of you feel better, act better and interrelate better. Here are some tips:
Lipitor May Be Good For Alzheimer's
The cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor, may be good for the brain. The latest research suggests that high doses of Lipitor can slow the progression of Alzheimer´s disease.
How to Rid Yourself of Anger and Live Happily Ever After
We expend a great deal of energy feeling angry. However, who are we really angry at? In order to overcome anger we have to address the source. Here are some suggestions:
A Potential New Alzheimer's Drug - Gleevec
Dr. William Netzer, a researcher from the Fischer Foundation in NY discusses the latest in Alzheimer´s research.
Research Update – 9th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease
Tips to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer´s. "Eat well, stay active, be fit" was a result of three studies and the theme of the conference.
A Frank Discussion About Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers are in the national eye because of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Listen to a short radio interview in which I share my personal experiences and knowledge.
Ronald Reagan Taught Us One Final Lesson
Reagan’s dying of Alzheimer’s gives a much needed grace, power and international attention to this complex disease. Just because standard communication is difficult, it does not mean that our loving words and gentle touch is not transmitted and registered by the soul.
Is a Nursing Home Necessary?
My husband is in the middle stage of alzheimer´s. All of my friends and family think it is time to put him in a nursing home. Does he need my love for him more than he needs the care of professionals?
How to Handle Alzheimer's Paranoia
She has been very ugly to me, and said she would rather be in a nursing home than with me. She is making it hard to care for her.
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