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Alcohol Consumption, Smoking, Obesity and Diabetes Associated with Alzheimer's Dementia
The findings suggest that in patients age 50 and older, diminished volumes in the hippocampus may be early risk indicators for Alzheimer's, dementia, and brain damage. Specific cardiovascular risk factors such as alcohol consumption,  smoking,  obesity  and...
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Price of Namenda Drops by 96 Percent (Generic)
The price of Memantine the generic form of the best selling Alzheimer's drug Namenda has fallen in price by 96 percent and is now available in pharmacies. Alzheimer's Reading Room The generic for Namenda is now available in pharmacies . A happy day for the ...
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Is Lying To Someone With Dementia Better Than Being Truthful?
How you reply and what you say to someone with dementia varies with the circumstances. But a patient demeanor, soft voice and a smile can maintain the calm atmosphere that’s so important. Is Lying To Someone With Alzheimer’s Better Than Being Truthful? We a...
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Donna, thank you for sharing.  I "lied" to my mother too many times to count, but I let go of the guilt once I saw how me relying honestly launched an avalanche of fall out detrimental to her!  
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Dementia Care and End of Life Issues

Caregivers are often unaware that resources are available to provide comfort, and to help each person afflicted with Alzheimer's to end their life with dignity.

Learn More - http://goo.gl/7XbLSf

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Alzheimer's is a difficult disease for both patient and caregiver. It robs both of the dignity of living a full life.
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10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

Ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life.

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A Great Resource for Caregivers: The Alzheimer's Reading Room
If you have a loved one with dementia, my first suggestion would be to find the very best doctors possible. My second piece of advice would be to go to the Alzheimer's Reading Room. It's a free blog t
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Dementia Care, Do You Need to Change? It wasn't until I had my great epiphany, of sorts, that I found a way to cope and communicate effectively with a… - Bob DeMarco - Google+
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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.

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Alzheimer's Disease and End of Life Issues
Caregivers are often unaware that resources are available to provide comfort, and to help each person afflicted with Alzheimer's to end their life with dignity. Despite the efforts of researchers, Alzheimer's remains incurable . Researchers are using all ki...
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Dotty Still a Role Model for the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Worldwide
"You talk too much -- instead of talking try taking my hand and leading the way. I need a guide not a person to nag me all the time." Should I be surprised? I am. This morning around 8 AM I posted the following article and image to Facebook. 10 Things a Per...
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When Dementia Care is "Good Enough"
As caregivers we make every effort to do right by our loved ones afflicted with dementia. Yesterday I reread an article by Pamela R Kelly that reminded me that when we the caregivers "sacrifice" and try our to do the best we can that is - "good enough". Pam...
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Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Is Not Optional

“Good enough” is enduring 25 minutes of mean and nasty and unrelenting remarks on the drive to an adult day program twice each week.

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Introduction
At its core the Alzheimer's Reading Room  is about helping members of the Alzheimer's Community understand, cope, and communicate with persons living with Alzheimer's and related dementia.

The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimer's caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community. 

The ARR was launched in 2008 and more than 5,200,000 people worldwide have visited the website seeking information about Alzheimer's and dementia.

At the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face each day. 



I started the Alzheimer’s Reading Room to keep track of the thousands of articles and many books I was reading about Alzheimer's disease.

Soon after I started the blog, I began to receive emails from Alzheimer's caregivers from all over the world. First an email here and there, and now thousands of emails.

I soon realized that Alzheimer's caregivers are often thrust into their role with little or no experience, training, or education about Alzheimer's disease. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and suffer from feelings of helplessness. Forty percent of Alzheimer's caregivers suffer from depression.

150 Million people have been touched by Alzheimer's disease, and 50 million are worried about Alzheimer's. Each day, 1,232 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 

We do not advertise or market our service, in spite of this The Alzheimer's Reading Room is growing fast. As it grows, so does the collective brain of the blog.  

At the Alzheimer's Reading Room we rely on our readers to spread the word via Google+ ,  Facebook,  sharing, and by word of mouth at conferences and in support groups.

We always needs help and if you would like to participate and help us with issues like SEO, spreading the word, and how to improve the look and feel of the website, please contact us.