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Why Alzheimer’s suffers, rummage, hide and lose things

By Micha Shalev Alzheimer’s suffers my have a tendency to rummage through the belongings of others. They may also have a tendency to hide or lose their own belongings or repeat actions or questions. Rummaging or searching behavior may indicate an anxious, insecure feeling that he/she has lost something. The patient may touch, move, or […]

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Altering perceptions when caring for a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev We know that cognitive and memory impairments can change how a person thinks, acts and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges for families and caregivers in a home or long-term care facility setting. An ordinary conversation, for example, can be quite frustrating when your loved one has difficulty remembering from one […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: How to manage behaviors

By Mary Macary Demakes In Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive capabilities are gradually lost yet the unaffected areas of the brain can be stimulated. Alzheimer’s can produce negative triggers that stem from physical discomfort, environmental changes and over-stimulation — all which can cause escalating behavioral changes. A care plan that positively stimulates different areas of the brain […]

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Trouble behavior with elderly with dementia

By Micha Shalev Dementia is the loss of mental abilities that most commonly occurs late in life. Of all people over age 65, 5 to 8 percent are demented. This percentage increases considerably with age. Twenty-five to 50 percent of people over 85 are affected. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, accounts for […]

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