Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jeb Bush Talks About Mother-in-Law’s Alzheimer’s

“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old”

I actually read about this in the New York Times, and I wanted to bring this article to your attention.

Jeb Bush Talks About Mother in Law’s Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer's Reading Room

At an event in New Hampshire last night, Jeb Bush raised his hand, acknowledging that he too had a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old,” he told reporters as he prepared to leave the event. “She’s a gift from God; she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.”

Wonderful comment for sure.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

9 Ways You Can Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's - Think Exercise and Lifestyle

There is no magic bullet that will protect you from Alzheimer's and dementia. However, there are ways that you can reduce the odds of suffering from Alzheimer's, or possibly delay the onset of Alzheimer's.

9 Ways Can You Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4 Lessons I Learned About Alzheimer's Caregiver

I learned that people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are not the enemy, they are our loved one's.

My name is Bob DeMarco and I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. I took care of my mother for 8 and a half years until the day she went to Heaven on May 25, 2012.

4 Lessons I Learned as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

As it turned out it was a long and arduous journey. A journey that started with fear and great burden; and ended, with feelings of great accomplishment and Joy.

Caring for my mother in her greatest time of need was the greatest accomplishment of my life. I know that other caregivers come to the same conclusion.

There have been more than 6,200,000 visits to the Alzheimer's Reading Room since I started writing seriously.

Monday, May 18, 2015

2 Nonverbal Communications Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Are you having difficulty understanding, coping and communicating with a person living with dementia? Try these 2 tips.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

It isn't easy to learn how persons living with Alzheimer's think, feel, and act; and, why they do what they do.

2 Nonverbal Communications Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

This is understandable. No one taught us how to do it, and we are not prepared in life to deal with behaviors that are caused by brain disorders.

When a person living with dementia changes the way they communicate with us most of us become what can best be called discombobulated.

Discombobulated: confused, disconcerted, upset, frustrated, and then angry.

This happens because we continue to communicate with them in the way we always have over the course of our lives.

Sooner or later most of us realize, this isn't going to work.