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Alzheimer's Disease

Also called: Alzheimer's

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There is no "typical" person with Alzheimer's. There is tremendous variability among people with Alzheimer's in their behaviors and...
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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible brain disease that destroys memory and thinking skills. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that...
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Although there have been many fears about aluminum over the years, these are not supported by research. To my knowledge, the aluminum/Alzheimer's...
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Alzheimer's disease often compromises one's independence even at its early stages. Initial symptoms such as short-term memory loss or disorientation...
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It clearly sounds like your dad needs medication to help with his agitation and psychotic behavior. I recommend you connect him with a local hospital...
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There are different schools of thought about reality orientation and dementia. Some believe that it is helpful to reorient a person with memory...
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It is very common for old sibling relationship issues to re-emerge and heighten when as adults they are confronted with caregiving for a parent...
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While it may become necessary for a person to take medicine to treat the severe symptoms of Alzheimer's disease -- such as hallucinations or...
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The level at which certain actions and activities can be carried out are abilities.
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In Alzheimer's disease, emotional symptoms, such as wandering, depression, anxiety, hostility, and sleep disturbances are behavioral symptoms.
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In Alzheimer's disease, the symptoms that relate to loss of thought processes, such as learning, comprehension, memory, reasoning, and judgment are...
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Presenilins are proteins that may be linked to early onset Alzheimer's disease.
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Prions are protein segments that may cause infection and may lead to some forms of dementia.
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Restraints are devices used to ensure safety by restricting and controlling a person's movement. Many facilities are "restraint-free" or use...
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Stages indicate the course of disease progression defined by levels or periods of severity: early, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe.
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