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We are what we write by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Researchers at the University of Toronto have been analyzing the works of prolific authors (PD James, Agatha Chrisite and Iris Murdoch ) over their years of writi ... Read on »
Help for Haiti by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia If you're looking for a great organization to donate to, please consider  Paul Farmer's organization, Partners in Health (PIH). http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti  ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s in Haiti by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia on January 19th, 2010  The Last of His Mind : A Year in The Shadow of Alzheimer’s With this disaster in Haiti there must be eld ... Read on »
Talking About Alzheimer's by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Many physicians fear that revealing a diagnosis of dementia would only further upset an already troubled patient, but a study from Washington University in St. Lou ... Read on »
November is NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER'S MONTH by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER'S MONTH  is designated as a time every year to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. "This year we are encouraging people to sp ... Read on »
Through the Looking Glass with Alzheimer's by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Life goes on for the caregiver and sufferer through the looking glass. The dread diagnosis of Alzheimer’s does not mean your life is over. You can still live a happy lif ... Read on »
Maine's Dirigo Choice Experimental Health Insurance Plan by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Maine requires community rating ( all the insured pay the same premium for the same insurance coverage under each policy choice ) and no discimination due to pre existing ... Read on »
Keeping Current with the Science of the Brain and Dementia by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ~ Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study  ~   From the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) This study addres ... Read on »
An Informal Mental State Exam can help record strengths and areas of concern in Alzheimer's by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In your role as a caregiver, companion and observer you may want to utilize from time to time a standardized method of evaluation. Although the Mini Mental State Exam and ... Read on »
Dealing with Medications - oh those blister packs by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For some reason one of Gordon's medications arrived in blister packs instead of the usual Rx bottle.  After first checking that it was the correct pharmaceutical and dosage ... Read on »
Save Your Brain - Eat Those Yellow Curries by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Curcumin     {Botanical name: Curcuma longa; Family: Zingiberaceae, the ginger family}  is the source of the spice Turmeric and is used in curries and other spi ... Read on »
America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In the current version of the Finance Committee's Chairman's Mark there is no mention of Alzheimer's and only two of dementia.  1. It would establish within the Center ... Read on »
Caps and Belts and Bolo Ties by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Every morning as we go through the lengthy ritual of dressing for the day Gordon always seeks out his Greek Fisherman's cap, his belt and wallet, and bolo tie.  He's not a ... Read on »
The Question of Universal Coverage by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Here we are now, with Alzheimer's, Medicare and no insurance coverage for needed services - aides and attendants, case managers and social workers , physical thera ... Read on »
World Alzheimer's Day is Today and Everyday by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Monday September 21st, 2009 is WORLD ALZHEIMER'S DAY designed to raise awareness of the 35 million ( and growing) people who live within the shadow of this dread disease. ... Read on »
Laundry Day is Every Day by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Everyday is laundry day here. We find it easier to manage small daily loads of wash and there is always soiled clothing. You may have to help sort the dirty clothing from ... Read on »
NEW Television Show on Alzhe ... by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia NEW Television Show on Alzheimer Caregivers Thursday, September 24 at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m. A new program from MPBN, Carin ... Read on »
Good Planning ... I. C. E. by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Place On Your Refrigerator > > > In case of emergency Save time and eliminate confusion in an emergency situation - direct paramedics to critical informat ... Read on »
Red, White or Blue Tableware??? by Barb Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Studies have shown that Alzheimer patients increase food intake by 24% and liquid by 84% due to good color contrasts between their foods and tableware. Red or dark blue seem ... Read on »