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Alzheimers Q&A: What are some common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death that has no prevention, treatment or cure. Many misconceptions and myths surround the debilitating, neurogenerative disease.

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Alzheimer’s Care and Resources During COVID

With more than 30 years of experience specifically focused on enhancing life for those with memory loss, ActivCare helped pioneer residential memory care in California and we want to share our wealth of knowledge and with you.

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Daylight Savings Time and Alzheimer’s Disease

Starting Sunday, November 1, the days will begin to get noticeably shorter, courtesy of the end of Daylight Savings Time. At two a.m. November 1, turn your clock back one hour to one a.m. Of course, nobody sits up to do it at that time; we turn our clocks back before we go to sleep […]

When One Partner is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

Marty Schreiber is the author of My Two Elaines. He wrote the book detailing his struggles in caring for his wife who had been diagnosed 15 years ago with early onset Alzheimer’s.

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Why Do People With Alzheimer’s Go Back in Time and ‘Relive’ Their Past?

People with Alzheimer’s disease may struggle to remember how they spent their morning, but still hold on to memories of their childhood. Sometimes they may even confuse caregivers for their parents or other people from their past.

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Alzheimer Awareness: How to Identify and Manage Symptoms

Of the approximately eight million people in the United States living with dementia, 5.5 million are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form .By 2050, that number is projected to reach 13.8 million.

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Dementia and the heartbreak it brings

Grace Dent’s feature about her father’s decline from his earlier eccentricities and secrets to the onset of dementia (‘Sometimes I see the terror in Dad’s eyes, and it hurts my heart’, 24 October) was a stark reminder of my own experience with this tragic disease.

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Identifying Alzheimer’s and dementia

Of the approximately eight million people in the United States living with dementia, 5.5 million are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form. By 2050, that number is projected to reach 13.8 million.

One aspect of dementia that might surprise you is that many patients may experience hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that […]

Letter: Comfort for caregivers of loved ones with dementia

This poem appeared within a funeral notice in a different newspaper. It had no title and the author, unknown. With our family’s experience with dementia, the poem’s sentiment could have helped ease our way through the “long goodbye” periods.

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Technology to enable people living with dementia

Eminent Australian scientist Sir Gustav Nossal has revealed his family story of dementia, calling for more research into the disease affecting 459,000 Australians.

The 89-year-old renowned immunologist and former Australian of the Year for his research in Australia and internationally told Swinburne University of Technology’s Barbara Dicker Oration 2020 his wife of six decades, Lady […]