After the diagnosis

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……..It’s not always bad. There’s good research on this about happiness and diagnoses. When people get diagnosed with a chronic terminal medical condition, oftentimes their mood can decrease, but if you give it enough time, usually they kind of bounce back a little bit – they start to cope with this,……

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Time for Alzheimer’s caregivers

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A new study suggests that caregivers need and want to access support resources and that perhaps the experience of caregiving has made them consider the possibility of their own future needs. And there is no doubt that the current number and expected increase in the foreseeable future of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will necessitate it.

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Why do individuals with Alzheimer’s disease become so isolated?

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The Advocate has a great article about why Alzheimer’s patients become so isolated:

For the most part, when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. friends and family members become afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing around them so they avoid contact altogether. Socialization dwindles, and the individual becomes isolated and alone.

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Teenager hero

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Yesterday I attended a class at the Alzheimer Association to become a speaker on occasions for them. With me walked in a teenager who also took the course. He is 16 years old and his grandma has Alzheimer’s and he has seen from close by and now is determined to raise awareness for the cause. Great guy. In the link the Alzheimer’s Association which has such a wealth of resources that it should really be everyone’s first stop when confronted with the disease.

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Get ready for Alzheimer’s care, fix the home first

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The National Institute on Aging has created a 44-page booklet with a checklist to make each room in the home a safer environment for someone with dementia. Alzheimer’s progresses differently in each person, but here are some general principles that may be helpful to everyone who is going to be involved in your alzheimer’s care.

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Beer to help Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas is teaming up with the Douglas Design District to raise money and awareness during June, which is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

Their main fundraiser, Ale to #EndAlz, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopping Gnome, 1710 E. Douglas.

A firkin, or small cask, of specialty beer will be tapped for the evening, and all of those proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Closer to Nature – Interactive Installation Design for Elderly with Dementia

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See the innovative approach Carlijn Valk, a Dutch Industrial Designer working on her Ph.D. has used to bring nature closer to elderly patients with dementia and how it has helped them feel positive and think back about their past experiences.

The work was featured in the Dutch Design Week 2015 and has been presented during the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health in Porto, Portugal and published in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health – Volume 1: ICT4AWE,

A wonderful installation, built and tested in three homes in the Netherlands.

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When it runs in the family

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Just imagine how your life would change if you knew that you would contract Alzheimer’s in your lifetime. Would you choose a different career? Would you do thing different or not do certain things?

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