This blog offers a unique community of people who all share the experiences of dementias such as Alzheimer's, whether as people with this handicap, professionals, caregivers, family or friends. We are dedicated to help preserve the dignity of patients and caregivers who are struggling with dementias.
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Alzheimer's tests are initially easy, but emotionally intimidating. See how they work and what taking a test feels like, in this is a clip from a documentary called, "A Nurse I Am". The feelings here are touching and eye-opening.
It happens unexpectedly: a person unable to recall their past or even recognize loved ones, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior for a short while. Experts call it terminal or paradoxical lucidity. It has been reported since antiquity, yet there are few studies. That may be about to change.
EMERGENCY BAG CHECKLIST: People with Alzheimer's need to be prepared for an emergency. Simple planning now will make future hospital trips a lot less stressful. Ease visits by preparing today for emergencies, as well as routine stays. Check out these tips.
A person with dementia may wonder, "What do I do now?" or "How do I do what I want to do?" Answers that were once obvious may no longer be so. Teepa Snow describes simple verbal and visual cues that make a world of difference.