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US, Mexico Are Falling Short in Care for Elderly With Dementia, Report Finds

AUSTIN, Texas — In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65.

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Detecting dementia in the blood

If the suspicion of Alzheimer’s disease creeps up, those affected must prepare themselves for lengthy and complex procedures until the case is clear.

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Wellness Wednesday: Finding support through the Alzheimer’s Association

IDAHO — September is World Alzheimer’s Month, raising awareness and challenging the stigma around dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is well-known for its commitment to driving research to create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other forms of dementia.

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Patti Davis Has Wisdom to Share With Alzheimer’s Caregivers

In the early 1990s, Patti Davis felt “broken and useless,” she says. Her novels were earning tepid reviews, and acting jobs had dried up. “Everything I touched went bad,” she recalls.

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I’m Still Here engages, gives hope to people living with dementia

WINCHESTER – In the news, dementia is typically presented as a disease that robs you of yourself and makes you fail to recognize your children and other loved ones. It is mired in decline and despair.

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Orange County offers tracking system for those with dementia

CHAPEL HILLS, N.C. — Time feels like a thief when it takes the memories we make together. Dementia has certainly done that for families across North Carolina.

Cynthia Williams can attest to that herself when her family member strayed from home earlier this year.

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What’s the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

n everyday conversations, it’s common practice to use the terms “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” as if they mean the same thing. “Many people do think that they’re interchangeable, but there are differences,” Claire Sexton, D.Phil., director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, points out.

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Jackie Stewart shares latest on wife’s dementia fight – ‘a big pain for family and myself’

SIR JACKIE STEWART, former Formula One champion, nicknamed the ‘Flying Scot’ has now dedicated his life to fighting dementia after his wife’s diagnosis. He detailed the “shocking” statistic that one in three people born today with dementia will die unless a cure is found.

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Online course to support those caring for people with dementia

An organization which supports people affected by dementia is running online courses for carers next month.

Dignity in Dementia provides a range of support for people living with dementia, including one-to-one and group walks to transmitting a weekly reminiscence radio show via Candofm, based in Barrow.

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Can Someone with Dementia Make a Will?

Someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can make a Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney if they have the mental capacity to understand the decisions they’re making at the time.

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