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Article: United States

Did Robin Williams have Lewy Body?

by TEAM ALZLIVE


According to the New York Daily News, a study of his brain tissue suggested Robin Williams "suffered from 'diffuse Lewy body dementia.'" This is a condition that frequently leads to Parkinsonian motor symptoms, depression and hallucination, an autopsy and toxicology report said. Read more about Lewy…

Article: Mental Health

Courage, caregiver and good wishes this November

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Do you know a silent hero this November? Someone who cares for a husband or wife, a mom or dad, a grandparent, aunt or uncle, living with Alzheimer's or dementia, whether FTD, or vascular? Day and night; night and day; hours and hours usually without a break. Someone who "sets aside the hourly heartbreak…

Article: Caregiving

Preventing Agitation

by TEAM ALZLIVE


People with dementia may, at times, seem quite agitated. They will seem restless, they can be repetitive, or they may act aggressively. All of these are extremely upsetting or irritating behaviors for the caregiver. According to the Mayo Clinic and others, these agitations or restless behaviors may…

Article: Long-Term Care

Canada Resource Directory for alzheimer's help

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a comprehensive shortlist of sites and helplines across Canada. If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed, this is a great place to start looking for answers. (Let us know if we are missing a resource that has helped you.) Helplines Alzheimer Society of Canada Helpline: 1 800…

Article: Caregiving

Beef Up Calories

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Beefing up calories, for those in later stages of Alzheimer's. Use cream to add calories, fat and vitamins A, D, E and B2 (riboflavin). Stir cream into oatmeal, soup, milky desserts, sauces and hot drinks. It can also top desserts. High-fat yogurts, and cheeses like full-fat cream cheese or mascarpone,…

Article: Caregiving

Keeping Cool

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Tips for keeping cool: Encourage your loved one to drink more fluids than usual, but avoid tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages. Avoid the outdoors during the hottest times of day (from 11 am to 4 pm). Drive as close as possible to the doors of buildings you are travelling to in order to avoid long walks…

Article: Caregiving

"I want to go home"

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Quick tips for when your charge pleads, "I want to go home!" Don’t argue: Don’t tell your loved one they “are at home” or “can’t go home.” This will make them feel more confused or agitated. Distract: Change the subject, start a new activity, offer them a cup of tea. Tell them you’ll…

Article: Caregiving

False accusations of theft

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Quick tips for false accusations of theft: Don’t argue. Your loved one’s complaint seems real to them. Divert attention. Tell your loved one you will help them look for the misplaced item but “find” something else (like an old photo or cassette) distract them along the way. Allay their fears.…

Article: Community

Alzheimer’s Resources for the United States

by TEAM ALZLIVE


We've compiled a list of Alzheimer's societies and organizations within the United States. The following links will help you navigate the various services and resources available: Alzheimer’s Helplines Helplines provide reliable, confidential information to assist those with memory loss and their…

Article: Community

Alzheimer's Associations - Midwest

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a list of Alzheimer’s Associations within the midwest United States. These chapters are a wealth of resources, education and caregiver information. They can make your life easier and help you back on the caregiving path. The Alzheimer’s Association  Founded…

Article: Community

Alzheimer's Helplines

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a list of Alzheimer's helplines within the United States: These helplines can accommodate 170 languages and dialects. The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Foundation of American Hotline: 866.232.8484 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601-7633…

Article: Community

Alzheimer's Message Boards

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a list of Alzheimer's Message Boards within the United States: Alzheimer’s Association (U.S.) Message Board Dementia Caregiver Forum RELATED RESOURCES: Alzheimer's Helplines Alzheimer's Programs…

Article: Community

Alzheimer's Publications

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a list of Alzheimer's publications within the United States: care ADvantage Magazine care Advantage presents dementia-specific issues to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. It is published…

Article: Community

Alzheimer's Associations - West

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The following is a list of Alzheimer’s Associations within the western United States. These chapters are a wealth of resources, education and caregiver information. They can make your life easier and help you back on the caregiving path. The Alzheimer’s Association  Founded…

Article: Community

Memory Cafés - Midwest

by TEAM ALZLIVE


These special gatherings are designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to share memories, music, and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members. In addition to great social interaction, information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association support services is also made available.…

Article: Community

Memory Cafés - West

by TEAM ALZLIVE


The buzz is spreading, from Europe to the United States: Welcome to a cafe style environment geared towards people diagnosed with Early Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias, their care partners as well as those who worry about memory problems. The cafes provide a friendly atmosphere where…

Article: United States

Suzanne Patrick: Congress and Caregiving

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Click through to video: "Taking care of my mother is really the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life." [embedded_video url="http%3A%2F%2Fyoutube%2F1hoRR6lTFak"] My mother suffers from dementia, and I really know first-hand through that experience the importance of Medicare, Social Security,…

Article: Community

Memory Cafés - South

by TEAM ALZLIVE


These special gatherings are designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to share memories, music, and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members. In addition to great social interaction, information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association support services is also made available.…

Article: Body Science

Preventative strategies in UCLA video

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Dr. Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, suggests there may be a way to keep Alzheimer's at bay. Dr. Small examines the connection between lifestyle choices and Alzheimer's susceptibility. Learn…

Article: Community

Memory Cafés - Northeast

by TEAM ALZLIVE


These special gatherings are designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to share memories, music, and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members. In addition to great social interaction, information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association support services is also made available.…




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Anger and Resentment

by TEAM ALZLIVE


Guest: My story is a multi faceted one starting with mom and I sharing a home and because of that sibling jealousy, then moms diagnosis of Alzheimers, stress from siblings accusations and aggressive behavior from mom. In the end mom and I very abruptly forced to sell our home and then mom going to a…