Caring for a loved one or patient with Alzheimer's can become a difficult and overwhelming task at times. This guide helps caregivers of individual's with Alzheimer's deal with communicating, bathing, and dressing; as well as problem solving with incontinence, sleeping, wandering; and coping with difficulties Alzheimer's patients present. Read more: Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide Article
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Alzheimers Disease Quiz: Stages, Symptoms & Signs
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Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains
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Picture of Alzheimer's Disease
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Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
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Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms & Early Diagnosis
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Stress occurs when forces from the outside world impinge on the individual. Stress is a normal part of life. However,...
Brain Lesions (Lesions on the Brain)
A brain lesion is defined as an area of damaged brain. Brain lesions (lesions on the brain) are caused by: trauma,...
Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one...
Urinary Incontinence in Women
Millions of women suffer from urinary incontinence (UI). UI occurs twice as often in women as in men. There are many types of...
Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, swallowing problems. Dysphagia is due to problems in nerve or muscle control. It is...
Sleep Disorders (How to Get a Good Night's Sleep)
A number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function at their best. Sleep...
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Stress Management Techniques
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Insomnia Treatment (Sleep Aids and Stimulants)
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Mental health is an optimal way of thinking, relating to others, and feeling. All of the diagnosable mental disorders fall under...
7 Alzheimer's Disease Stages and Symptoms
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Depression in the Elderly
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Alzheimer's Disease: Financial Planning
Alzheimer's disease can be not only mentally devastating to an indivdiual and family, it can also be emotionally devastating....
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