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what I should do so though I do not have Alzheimer''s disease?

A: If you show a slight fall in your memory then you must meet the doctor immediately. You have to keep your lifestyle as healthy as possible. Exercising and eating good food will help in reducing the chance for Alzheimer''s disease. But due to the inheritance your risk for Alzheimer''s disease increases....


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My father has Alzheimer's disease.?

A: I''m so sorry to hear that... People can live a long time with Alzheimers. sometimes 15 or 20 years. what is typical with Alzheimers is that people will remain the same for a long period of time, without getting worse. This is called a plateau. Over a few months, their condition may worsen... this is usally followed by another plateau. The plateaus can last a long time, sometimes even a few years. If your father has deteriorated over the last few months, it is possible that he may balance out and not get any worse for a while. Of course every situation is unique. I hope this helps.. God Bless

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Alzheimer"s disease/losing weight rapidly

A: Hi Nancy, the care facility should be concerned. She"s lost 15% of her body weight over that two year period. It IS common for people with Alzheimer"s to lose weight as the illness progresses. This is from a variety of things - they lose their sense of smell, and thus a lot of their sense of taste, and food can become unappealing. Their fine coordination starts to go, making it difficult to use utensils and feed themselves. They start to lose the muscular coordination necessary to chew and swallow - this often requires food to be made available in forms they can handle (i.e. soft foods, liquids that are thickened). They can start to lose any understanding of what feelings of hunger or thirst mean - or

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Anger and Alzheimer"s Disease

A: Cynthia, here is a really great article for you to read that will give you some insight into what he is going through and some tips for coping http://www.alzheimer.guelph.org/downloads/12%20pt%20Understanding%20the%20Dement... It"s a long article, but a really excellent overview.   A good book to purchase (in soft cover and not expensive) is the 36 Hour Day by Mace and Rabin (4th Edition). If you only buy one dementia book, this is the one you will find yourself turning to again and again. Loss of self control and acting out is often a symptom of the disease. He may not know why he is

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Is it really Alzheimer"s Disease

A: Hi Catherine,  wow, you sure have your hands full.  To answer your questions, #1 there are no known environmental factors that would account for the early onset of the problems that your parents are experiencing.  Of course that doesn"t mean that there aren"t any, just none known at this time.  The best gift you can give yourself and the rest of your family is to make sure that both of your parents have at least brain autopsies when they die.  Without this being done, you will NEVER know for sure what they have.  This will also help (#3) answer the question as to whether or

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How do we be more comfortable visiting an Alzheimer`s patient?

A: Most anyone who is isolated or confined etc enjoys company - any company, so it doesn`t matter if your grandmother doesn`t recognize you. I am sure that your visits are very uplifting to your grandmother, and I would make THAT be the focus of your efforts at coping with your feelings during and after the visits. The visits should focus on HER enjoyment, HER needs, and HER capacities. This approach is guaranteed to make the actual visits as enjoyable and free of upset as possible. If you are not sure what would please her and she is currently living in a care facility, the easiest way to get this information is to...


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If my father died from alzheimers what can I do to prevent it from killing me?

A: Unfortunately there are no shots or pills you can take it is in your genes. Just because he had alzheimer''s does not mean you will also have it. It can skip you but could but come back in one of your children the only way to see if you have this is a genetic study or you start to have symptoms. But research are breaking new ground everyday and who know by the time you are the age when alzhimer''s kicks in there could be a cure. If I were you I would study this disease and find out what you can. To be forwarned is to be prepared. that doesn''t mean you''ll get it Currently

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Alzheimer"s & Travel

A: Hi Dee, if you want the honest truth, I think this is doubtless a kindly intentioned idea, but not a practical one - either for your mom"s comfort and serenity, or for your sister and her daughter, and their ability to focus on enjoying a milestone day.  I suspect your sister is viewing your mother as the person she was before the illness and has not come to grips with how fundamentally different her needs are now. She looks like the old mom, she has some of her memories, most of her personality and mannerisms, she looks the same - but she is profoundly different, and all expectations of what she might enjoy, or...


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Can anyone point me to literature/discussions on whether Alzheimer''s/dementia occur (naturally) in any other species?

A: There is lots of literature on canine dementia. Like these: http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=3128072 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T6J-48HXT1W-5&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1166696156&_rerunOrigin=scholar.google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=3f916073388ba9122ab9492102fcf7e3 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6SYR-3T14MKC-5&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_

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what can we do if the Alzheimer`s facility that my mom lives in won`t bathe her?

A: I have been working in this field for over 35 years and this astounds me! I know resident rights are important but your mother has been diagnosed with a dementia and symptoms of dementia are that they are unable to process information to make good decisions. An Alzheimer`s facility should have been able to take care of this problem. I would have a serious meeting with the person responsible for nursing care and find out why they have not been able to care for your mothers personal needs. Their are many "creative" ways to get a person to take a bath or shower....


 
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