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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA


Dear friends and visitors of FlyerMall.com:

The Alzheimer's issue is not something that we can post as a flyer advertising.  The matter is very complicated and as we examined and viewed all the links, we have come to the conclusion that Alzheimer's can affect you, me, or anybody regardless of age.  

Obviously, this particular link that we have incorporated is not something that someone suffering from Alzheimer's could view or understand, but it can be very helpful for relatives, friends, associates and caregivers.

The problem is bigger than anyone can imagine, it takes a lot of patience and understanding to cope with the situation by trying to accommodate a loved one with this illness.  

Google has hundreds of links about the issue, including some instances where several doctors or practitioners claim that they have a cure, we choose not to include these links since there is no reliable information from any government or institution supporting the facts that Alzheimer's and dementia are curable.

In fact, these claims may prolong the disease, but still we do not see any proof of this.

We have selected several links from serious organizations that obviously do not convey any happy news.  

Nevertheless, it is advisable to view each of them with patience and understanding, and in some instances it may be very helpful to you if one of your family members becomes afflicted with this disease by making you familiar with issues you may face.

We will continue to monitor developments about Alzheimer's, and will stay alert for positive news or studies regarding a cure for this disease.

Thank you so much for viewing these articles and for visiting FlyerMall.com

What is Alzheimer's disease

A scientific film with a 3D modeling made on the inner mechanisms of the brain implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Available in English, German, French and Dutch produced by Internationale Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek (ISAO) (NL), Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI) (D) and La Ligue Européenne Contre la Maladie d'Alzheimer (LECMA) (FR). www.alzheimer-research.eu.

What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

 

Dementia & Challenging behavoiur Documentary

Caring at home for a person with dementia is a demanding role. Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers.

People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care of themselves.

In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. More than half of all people with dementia experience behavioural symptoms of their condition, including becoming more prone to aggression.

Other behavioural symptoms may include restlessness, depression, psychosis, or loss of inhibitions. Aggressive behaviour in particular is a major source of distress for both people with dementia and their carers.

These symptoms may be a result of physical discomfort from a cold or urinary infection, for example, or they could be caused by damage to the part of the brain that regulates behaviour.

Aggression may also be a reaction to a person with dementia being unable to understand the world around them. Relieving behavioural symptoms Behavioural symptoms of dementia can be relieved in many cases by training carers in how to deal with these symptoms, and by treatment with anti-dementia drugs.

Around 40 per cent of residents with dementia care homes are prescribed neuroleptic drugs to relieve these behavioural symptoms. These drugs are not licensed to treat dementia, and can have dangerous side-effects, including excessive sedation, dizziness and unsteadiness.

Licensed anti-dementia drugs (Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa) have been shown to be also effective at relieving behavioural symptoms, in addition to other benefits, without dangerous side-effects.

Research also shows that when carers are trained in treating people with dementia, challenging behaviour can be reduced. However, despite 75 per cent of care home residents having dementia, only 10 per cent of staff are trained in dementia care

Mum, Dad, Alzheimer's And Me (Documentary) - Real Stories

Fiona Phillips investigates the care of Alzheimer sufferers in the UK in a special Dispatches film The number of people suffering from dementia, the majority with Alzheimer's, is projected to rise from 700,000 to over 1 million by 2025 and 1.7 million by 2051.

Unpaid carers are saving the government just over 6 billion pounds a year.

The burden of caring for a spouse or family member is a draining experience. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu

Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia explores the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities by weaving together the personal stories of those who are living with dementia, their care partners and commentary from leading experts in dementia.

The program reveals the myths and stigmas that have hindered better living and better caring and examines the heavy burden of the costs associated with the disease, whether financial, physical or psychological by laying the foundation for a better understanding of the disease process, ways to care for those with dementia and the support systems families need in order to provide that care

 

Dementia: Catching the memory thief

It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed.

Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease.

How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place? Researchers at the University of Cambridge describe some of the progress now being made against this devastating disease.

Persons with Dementia: Skills for Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Elderly persons with dementia may present with challenging behaviors over the course of the illness.

This video demonstrates skills that may be used by caregivers to address these behaviors. The views expressed in this video do not reflect those of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This video was created by clinical education grant funds awarded to VA clinicians by the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, Clinical Center (SC MIRECC).

If you would like to learn more about the SC (Rural) MIRECC, or if you have specific questions about the SC (Rural) MIRECC, please visit our website at http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16.

BBC Panorama - Nursing Homes Undercover (21 November 2016)

Panorama goes undercover in two nursing homes and finds evidence of cruelty and neglect.

Reporter Janice Finch booked into the homes as a resident and witnessed staff rushed off their feet, leaving the privacy and dignity of some fellow residents often ignored.

The company, which has a chain of homes in Cornwall, earns millions from NHS and local authority placements and has already been told to make improvements.

An emergency safeguarding plan is now in place after the programme makers raised their concerns with the Care Quality Commission and other agencies.

 

Dealing With Aggression - Professional Caregiver Training

 This video is a preview of the Dealing with Aggression Online Training available for professional caregivers at http://e-learning.orcasinc.com.

 

My father's behavior in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease.

I am uploading this to help dispel the notion that Alzheimer's disease just makes you forgetful.

It is a Fatal disease that slowly kills your brain over the course of years.

There is no cure or even any treatment to slow the progression of the disease.

My father clings to some the sense of doing chores, but just wanders around the house constantly doing things like this. I lost my mother to cancer nearly twenty years ago, and I think this disease is far far worse.

My dad served his country as a An infantryman in Vietnam and then served as a police officer in the city of Detroit for 15 years before having to retire on medical disability after his patrol car was hit by a drunk driver. He does not deserve to spend his retirement like this.

 

The 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease Through a Caregiver's Eyes

The medical break down and the personal journey of Yvonne Jensen through each stage of Alzheimer's Disease (1 through 6) as seen through my eyes as I care for her.

Please watch to the very end. Wendy Thompson King came and sang to my mom and it is such a powerful and moving last 10 minutes!!!!

Wendy wrote and performed all the music on this video that is with the pictures. The song she sings as pictures of my mom start is one my mom and I both enjoy each time she plays it in church. It always makes me cry. All of Wendy's music can be found at: http://wendythompsonking.bandcamp.com

 

Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Someone in America is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 68 seconds.

Is there a way to keep this disease at bay? Dr. Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, suggests there may be. Join Dr. Small as he examines the connection between lifestyle choices and susceptibility.

Learn about physical and mental preventative strategies including stress relief and cross-training your brain. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging"

Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease

Permission to use ADEAR materials is not required. When you use our materials in print, on the Web, or in a video or audio format, we simply request that you credit the "Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging."

 

A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer's Disease

A presentation by Steve Blake, Sc.D.. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Care for its victims costs more than the expense of heart disease and cancer combined. This class and slide show is based on the latest scientific research from leading journals worldwide.

Find out which two nutrients are crucial for lowering the buildup of amyloid plaques. You will learn how to lower your risk by increasing your intake of antioxidant fruits, vegetables, and seeds. Lowering saturated fats in the diet can result in better blood flow to the brain. See studies that show which supplements and medical plants have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk and progression of this common dementia.

Dr. Blake has just returned from presenting this information about Alzheimer's disease to teaching hospitals on the East Coast. Steve Blake has a doctorate in holistic health and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. His area of interest is nutritional biochemistry. He offers classes at the University of Hawaii VITEC program.

Dr. Blake is the author of the 2008 McGraw Hill college textbook Vitamins and Minerals Demystified. He has just completed writing Understanding Dietary Fats and Oils: A Scientific Guide to their Health Effects. He is also the author of Healing Medicine. He has a huge database on medicinal plant use around the world. Dr. Blake programmed the Diet Doctor 2011, software for graphing dietary nutrients.

He is often heard on radio and seen on television Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. on October 15, 2011 at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

 

The Greatest Medical Mysteries of Alzheimer s Disease 

 

"Aloha 'Oe"

After viewing all the links above, we feel that we are  overwhelmed with the depth of information and the reality associated with the Alzheimer's and Dementia disease.

We have included the following link to give us a moment to de-stress by taking a short trip to Hawaii.  Listen to this beautiful music and forget everything.

Strum along with Aldrine, Kahea Hamakua, and Randell Giminiz as they play "Aloha 'Oe" by Queen Liliuokalani.

"Aloha 'Oe"  After viewing all the links above, we feel that we are  overwhelmed with the depth of information and the reality associated with the Alzheimer's and Dementia disease.  We have included the following link to give us a moment to de-stress by taking a short trip to Hawaii.  Listen to this beautiful music and forget everything.  Strum along with Aldrine, Kahea Hamakua, and Randell Giminiz as they play "Aloha 'Oe" by Queen Liliuokalani.

 

 

 

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