Monthly Archives: July 2014

Alzheimers Care Today: Latest News and Info about Dementia

Big Bet: New Drug Prevents Alzheimer’s – Eli Lilly and NIH Start Trials NOW.

Jul 25, 2014 04:16 pm | Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

A $140 million study by the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly will test the medication, solanezumab, to see if it can prevent the ravages of Alzheimer’s, which include memory loss and decline in cognitive function. “This is the first time we can intervene long before the extreme damage to the […]

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What to expect when caring for someone with dementia

Being stubborn, or refusing to cooperate, is a way someone with moderate-stage Alzheimer’s sometimes chooses to exert control. Your loved one may feel unpleasantly helpless or unable to communicate exact feelings. Not surprisingly, stubbornness often rears its ugly head around things he or she dislikes, such as bathing.

What helps: Schedule less-pleasant activities early in the day, when energy and mood are often best. Don’t bother to announce the plan ahead of time; simply say, “Let’s go” or “Follow me.” Keep the situation as pleasant as you can, using favorite music or snacks or the promise of something fun right afterward. If nothing seems to work, never force it. A bath, or even a doctor appointment, can be rescheduled for another hour or day.

>>Learn what experts say about other difficult behaviors.


11 Essential Tips to Manage Your Diabetes

Don’t get overwhelmed by diabetes. These simple strategies can help you keep it under control.

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