Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Undetected Urinary Tract Infection


When a urinary tract infection goes undetected in an Alzheimer's patient they can become mean, delusional, dull, disoriented or worse. 

Infection

Undetected UTIs are common in Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Bing recommends


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Does anesthesia cause memory loss?


A reader searching Google using the following keywords

does anesthesia cause memory loss

was directed to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Information Memory loss

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bing Search - How do you correctly brush a patients teeth


A reader searched Bing using the following keywords

how do you correctly brush a patients teeth

How to Brush the teeth of a dementia patient

They then clicked on the this headline

How to Get An Alzheimer's Patient to Brush Their Teeth


to get the information they were seeking.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home base care qualities of a good caregiver


The first question is always, how would I want to be treated and taken care of under these circumstances?

Alzheimer's information and help

The following Bing keyword search

home base care qualities of a good care giver

lead to this article in the

Alzheimer's Reading Room

5 Qualities of Caregiving Excellence



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Action verbs to describe alzheimer's


People suffering from semantic dementia – a type of frontotemporal dementia and the second most common dementia in people under 65 – experience a severe loss of word and conceptual knowledge.

Purple


A reader searched using the following Google keywords


The number one ranked article in the search came from the

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Words That Describe Feelings Get Lost in Dementia


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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer's disease


Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives.

People with AD need to be active and do things they enjoy.

However, don't expect too much. It's not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks.

Read this excellent advice from the National Institute of Health (NIH) here.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease


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Monday, March 03, 2014

Google keywords - why does my elderly mother keep falling


Poor balance may indicate memory decline, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other causes that must be ruled out by a doctor.




A search of Google using the following keywords

- why does my elderly mother keep falling -

lead to this article in the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Problems with Balance, Walking, Falling Can Be an Early Sign of Dementia



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Red Plates in Dementia


One of the biggest problems Alzheimer's care partners face is how to get a person living with dementia to eat more food.

Ask, Seek, Knowledge

The level of angst associated with this problem is enormous. And, this problem is very common.