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"What if I see you, and I don't know that
  you're my daughter, and I don't know that
  you love me?"

"Then, I'll tell you that I do, and you'll
  believe me.”

    - Lisa Genova, Still Alice -

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Caring For a Person With Alzheimer’s is a Second Job

Struggles faced by Alzheimer’s caregivers go beyond the home

Dementia Risk Lowered by Active Lifestyle

A recent study says that an active lifestyle helps to preserve the grey matter in the brain and lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Over 35 million people around the world suffer from dementia, with those numbers …

Alzheimer’s May Progress Differently in Men and Women.

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may look and act differently in men and women, new research suggests. An emerging field known as gender-specific medicine has shown pronounced differences among the sexes in …

Smoking tied to declines in memory, cognitive abilities

■Smoking in men speeds up mental decline
■Daily physical activity protects against Alzheimer’s, even in adults over 80
■Older adults who binge drink face risk for dementia


ALZHEIMER’S sufferers and their devastated families were last night given new hope after scientists hailed the “most exciting” breakthrough yet in the search for a cure.

My cruel experience when my husband was admitted to hospital

I recently had the experience of having my husband, an Alzheimer sufferer, admitted to hospital.

I have no quarrel with the care he was given. In fact I was grateful for the care & attention shown by both the nurses & doctors. However, I was very disturbed by his reaction to the new environment – strange surroundings & complete strangers.

Doctor’s corner: Know the facts about Alzheimer’s

CLEARWATER – Even though one in eight older Americans gets it, people don’t want to talk about it.

Custard on her chicken

My darling mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in December 2009. With sadness we watched this vibrant grandmother decline into a person who no longer knew who she was or recognised her family.

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