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I hate Alzheimers.

My family have been fighting for a few years. . beside our Mother. She was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago and five years ago we moved her out of her Senior apartment, when she would lose her wallet, couldn’t find her way back home on a street she’d walk hundred of times before or remember what she ate for dinner. 154 more words

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Report: One-Third Of Dementia Cases Can Be Prevented

NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – One-third of cases of dementia worldwide could potentially be prevented through better management of lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension, depression, and hearing loss over the course of a lifetime, according to a new report. 266 more words

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Hearing Is Believing: Speech May Be Clue To Mental Decline

NEW YORK (AP) – Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. 844 more words

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Walk to End Alzheimer's-September 9 - Time to prep!

Each of has a friend or a family member affected by dementia or other illness that affects the human brain.  And none among us has all the answers – how to detect, treat, deal with or, in the best scenario, find a cure.  362 more words

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Babbs


Sharon has been a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association for about 16 years. She lost her mother to Alzheimer’s 15 years ago, so she knows firsthand what it means to be a family caregiver. 156 more words

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Memories in the Making Class Excavates Stories

by Lynn S. Schwebach

As an artist, I thought a painting class with Alzheimer’s patients an appropriate way to apply my skills as a volunteer while spending time with my mom who suffers with dementia, but I quickly discovered that a… 941 more words

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Alzheimer's Association's Proactive Brain Health Habits

As director of senior housing for The Calida Group in Las Vegas, Thomas Jurbala recently worked toward the development of the new 121-bed Horizon Ridge Rehabilitation Center. 209 more words

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