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happy birthday, dad by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Today would have been my dad's 70th birthday.  It still seems unreal that he's gone.  The few years he had Alzheimer's seemed to drag on forever while they were happening bu ... Read on »
buying a car without my dad.... by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My beloved car is dying , which makes me sad, so sad, beyond words.  It has served me faithfully for over 16 years, since it had 17 miles on the odometer.   The time has com ... Read on »
Alzheimer's and driving don't mix by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia One of the things my mom and I worried about (needlessly, actually) was how we were going to get my dad to stop driving.   A car salesman most of his life, my dad loved cars ... Read on »
Alzheimer's blog roll by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I want to update my list of blogs that talk about Alzheimer's.  If you are a reader and have such a blog, or website, please send me the URL (even if you have before) and I' ... Read on »
Dimebon fails Phase III testing by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I wrote a while ago about Dimebon, a promising new Alzheimer's drug.  From the Alzheimer's Association The Alzheimer drug latrepirdine (Dimebon) did not meet either of i ... Read on »
Virtual Candlelight vigil/rally for Alzheimer's by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia You can light a virtual candle for a loved one with Alzheimer's for free (or with a small donation...come on, make a small donation) at the Alzheimer's Association website . ... Read on »
a note from my dad by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've just started a massive cleaning/purging of my house, which is badly needed.   I'm not to the point where I need to call in a cleaning show, but it's not great either.   ... Read on »
30 days in jail for stealing Alzhiemer's Patient's home.... by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This is the most disgusting thing I have ever read.  Two women preyed on a 93-year old Alzheimer's patient in New York. They stole his house and left him homeless.  They re ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Association's new Comfort Zone program for finding the lost by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Alzheimer's Association has a new GPS-based program to help find dementia patients who wander.  It seems like an upgrade to the Safe Return program, w ... Read on »
Alzheimer's clinical trial in Pennsylvania by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This study will evaluate an investigational medication for behavior and personality changes in people with Alzheimer's disease. The research site is in Norristown, Penn. ... Read on »
rate of Alzheimer's is doubling every 20 years by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Just came across this article on CBS, saying that the number of Alzheimer's sufferers is doubling every 20 years. Currently 35 million people world wide are afflicted, which ... Read on »
A new clinical trial for those on Namenda in California by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I found this on the Spark People website: If someone you care about is taking Namenda (memantine), you may be interested in this study of an investigational drug for Alz ... Read on »
new device offers comforts for dementia patients by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jeannette Twomey, inventor of the Kind Reminder , sent me an email recently to tell me about her product.  It's a little device that plays a recorded message with the push o ... Read on »
I am no longer a bird lady (off topic) by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This morning when I got up and went to feed Lance, my 21 year old rainbow lorikeet, he was still asleep.  Usually he is awake and yelling long before I get up.  I brou ... Read on »
Stem Cells from Fat?! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm sure I don't have to explain to anyone browsing a blog about Alzheimer's what stem cells are and how they might help those suffering from AD. CNN.com reports today th ... Read on »
Dimebon, a new miracle treatment for Alzheimers?! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I saw something about Dimebon last week, on my laptop,stupidly didn't bookmark it.  Then I had to clear my cache and cookies and things after a media player upgrade installe ... Read on »
World Alzheimer's Day is September 21! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've been inundated with emails and notes from various Alzheimer's charities and groups about their promotions leading up to World Alzheimer's Day on September 21.  We're ... Read on »
Help raise money for Alzheimer's Disease! by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Accera, Inc.'s new campaign, "Lost & Found," is an on-line initiative whereby each visit to www.lostandfoundcampaign.com prompts a $1 donation by Accera to support the Alzhe ... Read on »
Happy birthday by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Today would have been my dad's 69th birthday. I hope wherever he is, he's happy. "Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog http://alzheimersdad.blogspot.com (c) Gevera Bert Piedmont }) ... Read on »
Terry Pratchett and assisted suicide by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Terry Pratchett, a British fantasy author and one of my favorites, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's just days after my dad died.   He has given loads of money to research and ... Read on »