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Going Out with Alzheimer’s

People with mild Alzheimer’s often enjoy places they enjoyed in the past – a favorite restaurant, parade, park, shopping mall, swimming pool, museum, or theater. It is good to keep going and it is smart to plan ahead. Learn how.

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Who’s That Singing? Why, It’s Margaret!

When Jamie Lee Morley first heard singing from care-resident Margaret Mackie (she has dementia), he automatically assumed the beautiful voice was from a nearby radio. Nobody at Northcare Suites Care Home could have imagined what would happen next.

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Healing Gardens for Dementia

A new study reveals the power of gardens in helping staff provide good care for dementia. See how gardens offer benefits that are low-cost, drug-free and refreshing to both patient and carer.

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Dignity & Dementia: Where to Draw the Line?

People with dementia deserve dignity and have rights. Where do we draw the line between encouraging personal choices versus following what caregivers think is best? See Dr. Murray Raskin & Dr. Linda Teri offer experienced tips.

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Alzheimer’s, Art & Medical Students

Medical students often learn the technical facts of Alzheimer’s without learning about the people. Find out how a new program helps medical students better understand people with dementia — at the art museum.

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If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes,  you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.

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Is Alzheimer’s Catchy?

It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.

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