Ronald Reagan, Pat Summitt, Frank Broyles, God's Eyes, Young Victim, Thief, Alzheimer's Test ...
Alzheimer's Reading Room
God stays beside us, even in the face of Alzheimer's disease
Q: My aunt was always a wonderful and kind Christian, but now she has Alzheimer's disease and has totally changed. She gets angry and lashes out at people, and we can't understand what's happened. Is she guilty in God's eyes for the way she's acting?
Frank Broyles knows what Darrell Royal's family faces in Alzheimer’s disease
Frank Broyles has seen Alzheimer’s up close. The first sign of the disease that would claim his wife, Barbara, in 2004 came when she called to say she’d resigned from all her activities. Symptoms piled up. She sobbed when she couldn’t balance the checkbook. She got lost driving and couldn’t ask for directions. Her heartbreaking, inexplicable slide left him unsure what to do. He took her keys; Alzheimer’s took the rest.
|Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room|
Dementia's youngest victims often defy stereotypes
The first clues surfaced around five years ago. She'd forget to pick up her grandchildren at school or plans she made with her husband. She wrote down the wrong medication dosage for a patient. "I have no idea what's going on," she remembered telling her doctor.
Solicitor jailed for stealing over £50,000 from elderly dementia sufferer who treated him 'like a son'
A solicitor was today jailed for 26 months after stealing more than £51,000 from an elderly dementia sufferer who treated him like a son.
A New Test Might Facilitate Diagnosis and Drug Development for Alzheimer's Disease
An international team of researchers have developed a new method for measurement of aggregated beta-amyloid -- a protein complex believed to cause major nerve cell damage and dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease.
Tennessee 'Wonder Woman' Pat Summitt battles dementia
"My mom is always kind of like Wonder Woman," Tyler Summitt said. "She could do seven or eight things at one time."
Reagan and Alzheimer's: Following Path His Mother Traveled
Before Ronald Reagan was elected President in 1980, he said publicly he wanted to be watched for senility, in part because his mother, Nellie, had been senile for several years before her death at the age of 80.
Read More on the Alzheimer's Reading Room
- Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?
- Communicating in Alzheimer's World
- How Alzheimer's Spreads Throughout the Brain
- Is it Really Alzheimer's or Something Else?
- Alzheimer's Disease -- The Front Row
- Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Incontinence, Poop (8 Articles)
- Aricept Price Falls by 90 Percent
- Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's Disease (5 Best Self Assessment Tests)
- What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease
- What is Alzheimer's Disease?
- What is Dementia?
- How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s Disease, and How Understanding This Could Help You
- Alzheimer's World -- Trying to Reconnect with Someone Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease
- Alzheimer's Disease, Types of Dementia, and What is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia
- What Was the First Sign of Alzheimer's Disease in Your Case?
- Alzheimer's Disease and the Five Stages of Grief
- Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Advice and Insight (20 articles)
- Alzheimer's Disease Statistics
- Driving with Alzheimer's Can Mean Death
- Alzheimer's Caregiving Dealing with Behavior
- The Plan to End Alzheimer's Disease by 2020 (Podcast)
You are reading original content from the Alzheimer's Reading Room.