Aug 29, 2016

How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s, and How Understanding This Could Help You

I learned a while back how the expression “first in, last out and last in, first out” describes how the loss of memory works in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


Memory Care, Dementia Care and Alzheimer's Care

By Carole B. Larkin
Alzheimer's Reading Room

The expression, First in, last out ... Last in, first out, is a short way of explaining that the things we learned long ago, like in childhood or when we were young adults,

stay in Alzheimer’s patients’ memories longer than things they learned or experienced recently.


Aug 27, 2016

Why Do Alzheimer's Patients Have Lucid Moments?

Is there an article which explains what is happening in the brain that gives dementia patients times of lucidity, and times of confusion, and times of both?


Alzheimer's Care and dementia care for the Alzheimer's community.
Our reader Helen sent me a really interesting question:

Is there an article which explains what is happening in the brain that gives dementia patients times of lucidity, and times of confusion, and times of both?

This is an interesting and thought provoking question. I bet millions of Alzheimer's caregivers have thought about this question.


Aug 26, 2016

How to Change Patterns of Behavior in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Did you ever think to yourself, I wonder if I could replace the "bad" patterns of behavior that are driving me crazy with "new" positive patterns of behavior?


How to Change Patterns of Behavior in Alzheimer's care and Dementia Care

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I wonder if Alzheimer's caregivers think about patterns of behavior when it comes to caring for someone living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia?


Aug 25, 2016

The Unmet Needs of Dementia Patients and Caregivers

This Johns Hopkins study found that 99 percent of people with dementia, and 97 percent of caregivers have unmet needs.
Are you surprised?


The unmet needs of patients in Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and memory care
By Alzheimer's Reading Room

The findings below should be read by Alzheimer's caregivers and their families.

You might find them surprising and informative.