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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Preparing for Your Parent’s Doctor’s Visit When You Suspect Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregiver in Alabaster AL: The thought of talking to your parent’s doctor about your suspicions regarding your senior’s cognitive health can be intimidating. You might be uncomfortable talking about these issues, or may feel that you are overreacting to normal reactions to aging. Going to the doctor as soon as you start noticing worrisome symptoms and changes, however, is critical to getting an early diagnosis, and therefore, early intervention for your parent.

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The Importance of Overcoming the Alzheimer’s Stigma

Senior Care in Trussville AL: A recent Reader’s Digest magazine article told the story of Geri Taylor, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 69. Although shaken by the diagnosis, Taylor was determined not to let the disease keep her from living life to its full potential, even with new challenges. Taylor didn’t worry about what others would think and decided to use the disease and her background in healthcare to assist others living with Alzheimer’s. But, not everyone reacts the same. In fact, some people urged Taylor not to tell anyone about her diagnosis.

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What is Sundowning?

Caregiver in Pelham AL: Alzheimer’s patients often show signs of sundowning in the moderate stages of Alzheimer’s. As the sun goes down, the Alzheimer’s patient struggles more with cognitive skills than during the rest of the day.

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