My mother recently passed away after a three-year battle with Alzheimer's. Or should I say, after my horrible battle with Alzheimer's the past three years.
People with AD and their caregivers are already spending fortunes on FDA-approved medications that are ineffective. People with AD and their caregivers do not need any new false bottles of hope.
More than 44 million people across the globe have Alzheimer's disease. And that number is expected to multiply by three or more over the next several decades. Yet, despite billions of dollars of investments into research and advocacy for effective treatment and a cure, neither exists.
I don't want to do this. I consider turning around, going back through the front door. But I promised myself I'd visit. I don't want to have regrets.
Chili in the crockpot, apple pie in the oven, cheesy biscuits cooling on the countertop; I'm ready. My 3-year-old triplet grandchildren are on a two-hour drive to spend the night with Granny and Papa while their parents attend a wedding.
As Alzheimer's disease progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult for that individual to communicate in the way they once did. This is why caregivers, friends and loved ones need to understand some of the communication "dos" and "don'ts" of talking with someone who has Alzheimer's disease.
Did this title get your attention? It should. It is never easy to tell any loved one it is time to stop driving, but the numbers in a new Caring.com study show why it is crucial to have that conversation before it is too late.
I will be celebrating my birthday July 12th and I, who never made a big deal about this day, now feel differently. I find it sad that the woman who gave birth to me has no memory of this day, or in fact, any other day. Mom for the last 13 years has been suffering from Alzheimer's.
Most individuals who have a loved one with Alzheimer's dread the day when their loved one may no longer recognize them. Care partners may think that would be the most tragic situation possible. They consider it the disastrous end of their relationship.
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Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.
Although these results are only the beginning to finding a way to successfully fight Alzheimer's, the data from other existing research involving marijuana and Alzheimer's support these findings and make this a plausible treatment in the near future.
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