Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to relieve Stress and Anxiety after the Diagnosis: Alzheimer’s Disease

As Alzheimer’s disease begins, before much more than the first few symptoms become evident, you may be able to be more of a partner in caring, rather than having to give care on a constant, permanent basis.  This helps your loved-one maintain personal autonomy, remain active in work, the community or in daily life for …

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Memory and the Sense of Smell

A highly interesting dimension in the accessing of autobiographical memory is the connection through the sense of smell.       A fresh rose, new bath soaps, a candle, a garden full of flowers and blooms, smoke from a fire of dried herbs or the smell of fresh rain.              …

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Alzheimers Symptoms

Long-term Memory Organized, but…

Taking a new direction in life is one of the common surprises of Alzheimer’s Disease. Loss of long-term memory is a common symptom.

The Sun’s nice and hot, should I eat Lunch?

…the elegantly clothed lady asks, as she walks up the hallway towards the kitchen door. Her daughter, who is ready to collect her for an afternoon walk in the nearby park, is shocked. “But you just had lunch, don’t you remember? I made you a potato casserole, which you love, and first we had a …

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Deep Voice Mastery, but no Master of Memory

In the seniors’ care home of a middle-sized town, there’s a gentleman who brings a certain depth to the daily morning routine. His deep, sonorous voice can be heard well beyond the dining area, welcoming his fellow guests, commenting on the lack of sunshine on a foggy day, and generally wishing everyone a marvellous day, …

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LOVE IN THE FAMILY AT THE ONSET OF A MAJOR CHANGE

This challenge, the news that a loved-one has Alzheimer’s, is a highly stressful event in the life of any family. Your father, your mother, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, or one of your grandparents will never be the same again… At the beginning, his or her memory may seem to be functioning quite well, the …

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