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The Seven Big Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s

Thirty-five million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s. And this number’s going to skyrocket as the Baby Boom generation ages. However, researchers are finding that how we live can have a major effect on our chances of getting it.

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The Ultimate Cruel Irony: Alzheimer’s Researcher Has Alzheimer’s

What happens when a seeker of a cure for a dreaded disease becomes a victim of that disease? It’s the cruelest irony imaginable. A quest that moves out of the scientific and into the personal. And a race against time.

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How Can I Better Understand What My Loved One With Alzheimer’s Is Going Through?

Of course, you’ll never totally understand it, and you’ll never totally be able to feel it…in large part because your loved one will never totally understand it, let alone be able to express her feelings about it. There may be

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Does Every Alzheimer’s Patient Wander?

Not necessarily. The symptoms are different for all dementia patients. But there’s no way to know if your loved one will wander until he actually does it. One of the best things you can do is to register your loved

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Me? On Medicaid?

Many people are under the impression that Medicare will provide long-term care benefits for them if they need an assisted living facility and/or nursing home. Boy, are they in for a surprise! If you’re one of these people, sorry to

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Caring For A Dementia Patient At Home

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is the definition of “a labor of love.” And it’s the definition, too, of “constant change.” At first, you may just have to help out in small ways. Later you may face more-practical

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Using Life-Support, And The Living Will

Michelle has a dilemma. Her father, Paul, has Alzheimer’s disease. He can’t swallow. He can’t walk, bathe, or dress by himself. He’s lost 45 pounds. And – most important – he can no longer speak. These symptoms usually indicate the

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