Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatments

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatments Diagnosis: *clinicians can now diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with up to 90% accuracy but it can only be confirmed by an autopsy, during which pathologists look for the disease’s characteristic plaques and tangles in brain tissue. … Continue reading

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How to Manage Stress: 10 ways to a healthier caregiver

How to manage stress: 10 ways to a healthier caregiver: are you overwhelmed by taking care of someone else that you have neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being. If you find yourself without the time to take care … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Three Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages-mild (early-stage), moderate (middle-stage) and severe (late-stage). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in different ways, each person will experience symptoms or progress through Alzheimer’s stages-differently. The symptoms … Continue reading

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10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease It may be hard to know the difference between a typical age-related change and the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Ask yourself: is this something new? For example, if the person was never good … Continue reading

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Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is and What you can do

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is and What you can do Act Now Foundation: Alzheimer’s Awareness What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a … Continue reading

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Age Page-National Institute on Aging: Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Age Page-National Institute on Aging: Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard Edgar is a retired mailman. Every winter there are a few snowstorms in Virginia where he lives. One day last year the temperature hovered around 10F and a snowstorm left … Continue reading

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U.S. Fire Administration Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults

U.S. Fire Administration Fire Safety for Older Adults (FA-221/July 2012) FEMA Older adults (Age 65 and older) are more than twice as likely to die in fires than the Nation’s population as a whole. Individuals aged 85 or older are … Continue reading

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