"As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases." American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists, 2012 conference in Washington DC
"As Alzheimer's disease progresses, the need to nurture, love and be loved increases." American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists, 2012 conference in Washington DC
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Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me - A Documentary of the Star's Struggle with Alzheimer's

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Actor and filmmaker James Keach has taken up the reins in directing a documentary of the country-music legend's life as he perseveres and adjusts to the later stages of Alzheimer's—all while still playing complex guitar chords and pouring his soul as best he can into each melody. Glen Campbell faces these trials with commendable resolve and a sense of humor that inspired Keach. The film covers Campbell's 2011-2012 "Goodbye Tour", in which he played 151 shows across the globe, but also the personal aspects of his day-to-day life with the deteriorating disease. "The film doesn't flinch from the harsh realities...

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Care for Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself

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It isn't hard to imagine that taking care of a loved one as a caregiver can be an emotionally, mentally, and psychically draining responsibility. May caregivers feel depressed and isolated and have more or less put their lives on hold to care for their loved one. Yet time and life are not only passing for the person being taken of, but for the caregiver as well, so it is crucial that caregivers learn to care for themselves and maintain their one physical and emotional health. Making caregiving schedules in advance, like managing medicine times and doses, taking respites from...

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Survey Finds Choosing to Become a Caregiver as One of Life's Most Stressful Experiences

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A survey conducted by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) found that eight of ten people rate choosing to care for an elderly relative as one of the most stressful life experiences, above divorce or separation from a partner, buying a house, or getting married. Much of the reason for this stress apparently comes from caregivers or loved ones having to sift through lacking or poor information regarding care facilities that they aren't sure that they can fully trust. When dealing with dementia especially, many family members struggle with finding the best and most viable care options, and want to make...

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Former NFL Players May Have 30% Chance of Developing Alzheimer's or Dementia

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New data released by the NFL on Friday suggests that roughly 30% of former players will develop Alzheimer's or some form of dementia over their lifetime; a much higher percentage in comparison to the general population. This information was calculated with regards to the NFL's ongoing concussion lawsuit, and an actuarial firm commissioned by the players. The analysis projects that an estimated 14% of former NFL players will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, with another 14% likely to develop moderate dementia. In addition, the data perceived that former players are run twice the risk (compared with the general public) to develop...

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Caregivers Battle Stress and Depression While Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

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Caregivers of loved ones suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's often suffer in the face of demanding challenges associated with handling these types of diseases. Many times caregivers are torn between their caregiving responsibilities, as well as obligations in their own professional and personal lives. This may mean a myriad of things; cancelling long-made plans with friends or family to deal with unforeseen emergencies related to their loved one's illness.  The heartbreak and frustration of watching a loved one, often a parent or close family member, slowly deteriorate as a result of Alzheimer's and dementia can lead caregivers to becoming depressed themselves--they...

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