Category Archives: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. You can learn more at this site. Please educate yourself about this terrible disease.

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Elder Rage: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

By Jacqueline Marcell, Author, ‘Elder Rage” For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Decision Making: Do I Know You?

October is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and November is National Caregiver Month. On those topics, here is an excellent article on dementia and the many problems facing a family with this disease. By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG The … Continue reading

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“Compassion Fatigue” Can Easily Hurt Caregivers’ Health and More

Many of us know this from experience, but the Dallas Morning News explained it well recently. Here are the opening paragraphs of an article by columnist Pamela Yip: It’s hard to grasp that caring too much for a sick person can … Continue reading

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Editorial: Recognizing The Scams That Exploit Seniors

An editorial in the Dallas Morning News takes about the vulnerability of seniors to financial scams. I’ve written many times about the trusting nature of our older generation, and how this can be a drawback in this time of crooks with … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Those of us who are “of a certain age” have vivid memories of Frank Broyles, the enormously successful football coach at the University of Arkansas. Long-retired now, Coach Broyle’s has turned his attention from football to Alzheimer’s disease. He has … Continue reading

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Researchers Developing Tests to Give Alzheimer’s Warning

It’s possible we could be on the verge of developing one or more tests that would give us advance warning as to whether individuals are likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Here are excepts from an article in the Houston Chronicle: … Continue reading

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Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer’s

If a blood test could tell you whether you would get Alzheimer’s would you take the test? Would you want to know? I think I would so I could make proper arrangements. That may soon not be just a hypothetical … Continue reading

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Study: Memory May Fail Earlier in Mexican-Americans

Goodness, here’s something I would have never guessed — Hispanics may be more prone to memory failure than non-Hispanics. At least according to a recent study, which used the term Mexican-Americans, rather than the more generic Hispanic. The study was … Continue reading

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