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Restless Leg

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is very common for people with Parkinson’s (although it also affects people who don’t have Parkinson’s), and is seen in approximately 10 % of the population and many are not aware that they have it.

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Memory Box For Alzheimer’s Patients

Memory Box For Alzheimer’s Patients

People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia lose their precious memories and cognition over times. The best way to help them make sense of the present is to associate them with the past experiences or objects. Creating a memory box can benefit both the patients and their family and friends to cope with the disease emotionally. This can be a great gift idea to give to your loved ones. There are a few things to consider when creating a memory box.

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Dental Care for Seniors with Dementia

Dental Care for Seniors with Dementia

In the case of dementia (with or without a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s), patients are subject to overall loss of memory, including basic dental care and hygiene. During early stages of dementia, patients are usually able to brush their own teeth although they may need reminders and low-key monitoring. It will be during these stages that patients are most subject to gum disease and tooth decay, both of which will be prevented with thorough, regular brushing and flossing.

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Canada’s Alzheimer’s Café and Memory Café

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. AgeComfort is going to post a series of information, articles and videos related to Alzheimer’s disease to raise more awareness of it. So let’s start it by talking about a new buzz-Alzheimer’s Café/Memory Café.

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2000 William Utermohlen Self-Portrait

Alzheimers Artist William Utermohlen Self Portraits

Alzheimers Artist William Utermohlen, an American artist living in London, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. He bravely started a series of self-portraits as a way to understand his conditions from 1995-2000.

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Living With: a Family Member with Dementia

Dementia is a disease that can bring grief to a family if it isn’t handled correctly. There are so many myths circulating about the illness, and many people do not understand that dementia is a manageable condition. In fact, many families living with a dementia patient can find some peace and a little stability. It just takes a clear understanding of what dementia is and how it can be managed.

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When the Parenting Roles Reverse

When the Parenting Roles Reverse: Parenting your Parents with Respect and Dignity

When the Parenting Roles Reverse: Parenting your Parents with Respect and Dignity. It’s inevitable, we age, and there comes a time for all of us lucky enough to have our parents with us into their later years, when the parenting roles reverse…

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Is it Safe to Leave Someone with Alzheimer’s Alone?

What to consider when your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is home alone. These few things need to be looked at carefully before you should decide to leave someone alone by themselves who is living with Alzheimer’s.

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Coping with the Frustrations of Caregiving

Caring for an aging loved one can be a time of great stress and frustration for even the most balanced and organized person. In fact, it can often be overwhelming. Frustration is a normal ….

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Helping the brain use alternative fuel may ease symptoms of Alzheimer's1

Helping the brain use alternative fuel may ease symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Brain’s inability to process and use glucose with the degenerative symptoms of Alzheimer’s by providing the brain with an alternative energy source. The liver digests and metabolizes Axona to produce the naturally occurring compounds – ketones- that the brain can use as an alternative energy ………………….

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