Tips, suggestions, anecdotes and stories to help the caregiver get through her or his day. You’ll find something here if you’re new to this or a seasoned professional.

Seniors Targeted by Con Artists and Swindlers

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Millions of people fall victim to scams each year, including an increasing amount of seniors who are especially targeted. Scammers are becoming more savvy and refined with their fraudulent measures, so it is more important than ever to identity the scams before becoming a victim.
Researchers in the U.K. have found declining dementia rates over two decades

Conditions That Mimic Alzheimer's (Why Early Diagnosis is Important)

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There are many reasons to get an early and accurate diagnosis if you suspect dementia. Included: treatment is sometimes more effective when started early, early diagnosis gives one time to get affairs in order, and diagnosis might be more accurate if done early. Most importantly, there are many diseases and conditions that mimic Alzheimer's disease as well as the symptoms associated with most other causes of dementia. Many of these are treatable and even curable!
Clothing that is easy to put on and take off can extend a person's independence.

Adaptive Clothing for Alzheimer's Dementia

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Several clothing manufacturers, including Tommy Hilfiger, are developing clothing designed to make it easier for people with a variety of disabilities to dress themselves, and help care providers to more easily and more effectively do their job.
Maple syrup alzheimer's | Picture of maple syrup and maple sugar candy.

Can Maple Syrup Cure Alzheimer's?

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Researchers are hopeful that the bioactive compounds available in maple syrup may prevent proteins in the brain from becoming entangled in a process called fibrillation. It is this fibrillation that creates amyloid plaques.
Maple and Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Recipes for Alzheimer's - North African Meatballs

North African Meatballs

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From The New York Times DAVID TANIS       Time1 hour 15 minutes…

Turmeric Smoothie

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This turmeric smoothie incorporates many of the natural ingredients that are being investigated for their impact on dementia and inflammation.
carrot, turmeric, and ginger soup with cumin roasted chickpeas

Carrot, turmeric, and ginger soup with cumin roasted chickpeas

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carrot, turmeric, and ginger soup with cumin roasted chickpeas Author:…

Alzheimer's Cafe

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What a wonderful idea this is!!!  An Alzheimer's Cafe. It' like an extension to or a smaller version of Hogewey Dementia Village. We all like to hang out with others who share our interests and who are "like us". Alzheimer's/Dementia Cafes have been around a while, especially in Europe, as the video indicates; but the more I think about this, the more I excited I get about it.
Honesty and Alzheimer's: telling the truth is not always the best policy.

Honesty and Alzheimer's: Is a lie always a lie?

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Honesty is the best policy. This adage is true for so many reasons and on so many levels, but can mixing honesty and Alzheimer's sometimes make a bad situation worse?