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This informative article from the Huffington Post 50 lists 7 foods that reduce the risk Alzheimer's disease.













FOODS THAT REDUCE THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S


This government site explains what Alzheimer's is, how many people have it, how it affects the brain, and more information. Alzheimer's is a disease that is progressive and not reversible with symptoms beginning as early as age 60. It  kills thinking skills and memory.












 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE--WHAT IS IT?



It seems that we all know or have know someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease which usually affects people over the age of 60, with dementia being one of the first symptoms. This website addresses the issues of Alzheimer's disease and even has references  to find help.













NATIONAL SITE FOR ALZHEIMER'S


This short but informative article explains the reason we get Alzheimer's which is common in people over 65. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia.













ALZHEIMER'S- HOW DO WE GET IT?



A couple tell how their lives have changed since the husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago.  They both stay active but their plans change often due to Alzheimer's being so unpredictable. They do want everyone to know that having Alzheimer's "isn't the end of the world."













Living with Alzheimer's isn't the end of the world



A Doctor who in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a "Progressive cognitive development"  writes about his daily life and reflections on the disease.












David Hilfiker's  was on CBS morning news and spoke about



Dementia is described as cognitive decline. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia which is incurable and irreversible.  Vascular Dementia (which has to do with the blood supply to the brain) is the next most common type of dementia next to Alzheimer's. Less common forms of dementia are Pick's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Lewy Body Disease, Parkinson's Dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  












TYPES OF DEMENTIA

This list was compiled by the Alzheimer's Association. The list compares the warning signs of Alzheimer's to what the typical behavior Would be. This site is excellent and offers current information on Alzheimer's.












THERE ARE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S



The Alzheimer’s Association and "Chicken Soup for the Soul" publishers have joined together to bring 101 stories offering support for caregivers. They are written by patients in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s and tells of what they are going through. The stories are the book also offers tips for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia patients. To order the book "Chicken for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias".














Tips for family Caregivers Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias


The Mayo Clinic offers tips for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer's patients. People with Alzheimer's get easily frustrated as they can no longer do simple tasks.  One tip is to offer the patient fewer choices. To read these tips go to:













Tips for Caregivers Dealing with Alzheimer's Patients