Jul 17, 2019

Urinary Tract Infection, You Can Learn From My Experience

When a UTI goes undetected in an Alzheimer's patient they can become mean, delusional, dull, disoriented or worse. Undetected UTIs are common in Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

All caregivers have to learn to deal with urinary tract infections (UTI).

Yes, there is such a thing as a silent urinary tract infection.

Silent means no clear cut sign of physical pain, no burning sensation, and no discernible odor.

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers and Alzheimer's patients to improve their daily life.

Here are ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life.

Sometimes it helps to look at each situation from the perspective, or from out of the eyes of the person living with dementia.

What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer's disease is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living.....

Dementia presents as a group of symptoms, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.

When someone is told they have Alzheimer's or dementia, it means they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive and behavioral issues.

May 9, 2019

16 Things I Would Want, If I Get Dementia

Just in case I do get dementia, I've written a list of rules I’d like to live by.

When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is,

“Are you afraid to get dementia when you’re older?”

Test Your Memory for Dementia in 15 Minutes (SAGE)

The research from this Alzheimer's memory test, Self-Administered Geocognitive Examination (SAGE), shows that four out of five people (80 percent) with memory issues will be detected by this test.

Looking for a good memory test? This is one of the best backed by real research.

Ninety-five percent (95) of people who are normal thinking (memory) will have normal SAGE scores.

Please note.

If you find the test results suspicious, you should contact your doctor immediately, and ask for a neurological or geriatric consult.

These specialist can determine, through a series of tests, whether or not you are suffering from or headed for Alzheimer's disease.

SAGE is a brief self-administered cognitive screening test used to identify mild cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease and early dementia. 

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Average time to complete the test is 10 to 15 minutes.

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SAGE - A Test to Measure Thinking Abilities

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May 4, 2019

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer's

You start feeling good about yourself and soon the person who has Alzheimer's will start feeling pretty good also. Instead of getting that nasty vibe from you, you will be sending a very different signal -- I care, I'm here for you.

The importance of communication in Alzheimer's and Dementia care should not be underestimated

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I finally realized that I was fighting Alzheimer's and this was not working. I needed to change.

Like it or not reality had changed.

This understanding lead me to a new place that I now call Alzheimer's World.

Communicating in Alzheimer's World