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Alzheimer's CareGiving Problem Irritability by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 10:40am I noticed there were certain times of day when Dotty would either get a very distant look on her face, or worse, a -- I've been dipped in doo-doo kind of look on her face. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I'm carefully reading the new survey that was done on caregivers by Harris Interactive in concert with the ... Read on »
Caught on Video Alzheimer's Caregiver Abuses Alzheimer's Patient by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 10:17am After eleven years of abusing an Alzheimer's patient in her care woman finally gets caught on video.... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Alzheimer's caregiver Carmen Pereira, 52, who had been caring for an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past 11 years, was caught on tape throwing her patient around car ... Read on »
Does Alzheimer's Caregiver Love Slow Alzheimer's Disease? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Dec 2010 2:52pm Is it possible that Alzheimer's caregiver love can be as effective, or more effective, than the drugs that are currently available for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease? ... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Did you ever wonder about this?: I did. I do. Can the Alzheimer's caregiver make a difference in the progressio ... Read on »
Journalist Seeking Caregivers for In Depth Article on Alzheimer's Caregiving by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 7:21am Journalist Bessie King is looking to interview caregivers aged 25-55 years of age in the New York area. I talked to Bessie King on the telephone. She intends to do an in-depth article of 5,000 to 8,000 words on Alzheimer's caregiving. After talking to her, I am of the impression that she is committed to doing a great job and will pr ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Caregiving -- Sobering Statistics about Alzheimer's Wandering by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Sep 2010 6:49pm How many people suffering from Alzheimer's go missing each day?... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room How many person with Alzheimer's wander each day? I have never seen this number reported. An educated guess -- around 125,000 in a year. However, as far as I can tell, there are only about 30,000 reported cases in a ... Read on »
Living with Alzheimer's Disease, Role of Alzheimer's Caregivers -- Maria Shriver (Video) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 10:17am 1 Comment This is turning out to be a wonderful week for Alzheimer's caregivers and for Alzheimer's disease awareness.... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Maria Shriver is making the rounds discussing The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's Disease. ABC is doing an excellent job in developing a series of video inte ... Read on »
My Mother Has Alzheimer's and I Am An Alzheimer's Caregiver by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Dec 2011 9:51am Yes, Alzheimer's caregiving can be painful. It can also be joyful. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Dotty 95 years old My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's Caregiver. I am also the Founder of this website, the Alzheimer's Reading Room . My mother Dorothy DeMarco, now 95 years old, lives w ... Read on »
Nintendo Wii a Useful Tool for Fighting Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's Caregiver Stress by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 07 Aug 2010 9:42am By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Back in May I wrote about Wii Fit suggesting it would be an excellent tool for older people and those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The game satisfies two needs: social interaction and exercise. Recently, I am reading articles about how Wii is being adopted by Senior centers and ... Read on »
A Quick Discussion of Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's Caregiving (Video) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 9:17am In this short video interview with Bob DeMarco and Dr Mark Brody, we answer questions about Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's caregiving... Alzheimer's Reading Room You also get a quick look at Dotty on the treadmill at the gym, at the Banana Boat, and down by the beach here in Delray Beach. If you don't see the v ... Read on »
Assessing Alzheimer's Caregiver Stress -- The Modified Caregiver Strain Index by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Jun 2011 11:38am Caregiving has been recognized as an activity with perceived benefits and burdens. Caregivers may be prone to depression, grief, fatigue, and changes in social relationships. They may also experience physical health problems. Alzheimer's Reading Room The combination of stress and burden can and does effect an Alzheimer's (dementia) ca ... Read on »