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How to Choose a Nursing Home That Truly Cares for Their Patients

Parenting is undoubtedly the most rewarding and the most challenging job in the world. However, as we age, these roles tend to reverse, and we may be forced to take on the responsibility of caring for our parents as they approach their golden years. Plus, some people may require a little helping hand when caring …

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Questions a person with Alzheimer’s should ask their doctor

Watching a loved one progress through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease can be frightening and overwhelming. Communicating with their physician on a regular basis is very important. Asking questions and getting the response in a timely manner will give you the comfort and support you need. Being able to know or ask questions about what …

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Does Alzheimer’s ‘run in the family’? Alzheimer’s disease and genetics

This strong tendency of Alzheimer’s disease to run in families is due, in part, to mutations in certain genes. About five percent of all Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a mutation in one of three genes, called APP, presenilin 1 (PS1), and presenilin 2 (PS2). Each of these genes is inherited in a dominant fashion. …

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The importance of exercising with Alzheimer’s

When Alzheimer’s disease strikes, harmful proteins accumulate in the brain with devastating results. Alzheimer’s limits your short and long term memory responses, forces your ability to make decisions uneasy and takes away your personality. Simple memory lapses may occur more often when you get older, but it doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s disease. There is …

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Alzheimer’s: early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia vs Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects the brain. It damages the brain cells responsible for intellectual functioning in the brain, including memory, intelligence, judgment, and speech. Alzheimers leads to the loss of mental and physical functions. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older people. It affects the parts of the …

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Alzheimer’s Support Groups: list of groups for family and caregivers

Alzheimer’s Support Groups Alzheimer’s Association 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 204 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 892-4259 Alzheimer’s Association 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190 Portland, OR 97209 Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl.17 Chicago, IL 60601 Hearthstone Retirement 905 S. Pioneer Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-2121 Alzheimer’s Association Long Island 3281 Veterans Memorial …

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