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Finding Dementia Sufferers Who Get Lost While Driving

Various methods may help boost success in finding drivers with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia who get lost, a new study suggests. They include prompt notification of law enforcement officers, detailed descriptions of the missing person and not …

Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer’s in Study

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Report SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises …

Guys who care: Male caregivers need special support

Do you ever get used to changing the diaper of the woman who once diapered your babies? How do you deal with not knowing how to cook a simple meal when you used to be a company CEO? What should …

Living Long May Protect Against Early Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — Families with exceptional longevity also appear to have later onset of dementia, a new study suggests. Ultimately, the same percentage of people in families surviving to 90 and beyond are prey to Alzheimer’s disease …

High Blood Sugar May Add to Alzheimer’s Risk:

WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) — Elevated blood sugar levels may increase a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested that diabetes may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, but University of Arizona …

Emotions and Caregiving – 7 deadly emotions of caregiving

Nobody would ever choose a smiley face as the perfect symbolic emoticon for a caregiver. Caregiving for an ailing loved one is just too stressful — often triggering damaging emotions that can not only undermine your good work but harm …

5 Things Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Never Do

Let’s face it. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s is hard work. You may have to deal with personality changes and difficult behaviors. You may be asked the same question over and over. You typically face issues with bathing, dressing …

Dementia makes communication difficult, but some steps can make it easier

By Janice Lynch Schuster, Published: April 8 My grandmother, who is 92, recently reported that she’d seen three giraffes in her Midwest back yard. She is otherwise sharp (and also kind and funny), but the giraffe episode was further evidence …

“Me time” takes an unexpected turn when John wants hot chocolate

Saturday mornings are a time that I have carved out for me to do whatever I want. Usually, I get up early to attend a  Weight Watchers meeting and then hit the grocery store or farmer’s market while inspiration for …

Sundowning leads to behaviour issues at night for dementia patients

During the day, Kathleen, 86, would greet visitors and talk about her family, watch her favorite TV shows and fold washcloths in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary C. and Kent Dahlstrand. But once the sun went down, …

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