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Pigs bring joy to Alzheimer's patients
When we hear of therapy animals, oftentimes, we think of therapy dogs. But there's a new breed of animal hamming it up in hospitals and nursing homes around Denver. They are miniature pot-bellied pigs. Another great idea. See them in action in the video bel...
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Smile though your heart is aching
Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you There can be no doubt that the most important communication tool for all tho...
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The negativity that comes with Alzheimer's cargiving
Alzheimer's caregivers are bombarded day after day with negativity -- it comes with the territory. As a result, it is easy for a caregiver to become negative. I often envision caregivers trapped in a negative space thinking the same negative thoughts over a...
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How long will a person living with Alzheimer's last?
When I first started taking care of my mother I was asked constantly, how long do you think you will doing this? I answered, a year or two. I'll start by asking. How long have you been caring for a person living with dementia? Or, how long did you care for ...
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Jeb Bush Talks About Mother-in-Law’s Alzheimer’s
“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old” I actually read about this in the New York Times , and I wanted to bring this article to your attention. At an event in New Hampshire last night, Jeb Bush raised his hand, acknowledging that he too had ...
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90 Percent of Older Adults are Willing to be Screened for Dementia

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How to Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's and Dementia
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5 Important Reasons Why Everyone Should Investigate Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's
In my opinion every caregiver should be investigating and identifying clinical trials for new Alzheimer's drugs. The benefits of participating in a clinical trial are often overlooked. Alzheimer's Reading Room The benefits you will receive while participati...
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Court rules Namenda must be made available to Alzheimer's Patients
In what must be considered a major victory for the Alzheimer's community, a federal court judge has affirmed that Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) must continue the distribution of NAMENDA® (memantine HCl) immediate-release tablets. This first formulation of the dru...
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Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers are a Useful Tool for Alzheimer's Caregivers
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Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?
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We Educate and Empower the Alzheimer's Community
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.

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