How Alzheimer Destroys the Brain

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Caring  for a loved one with Alzheimer or dementia can be extremely worrying,   experiencing behavior problems such as wandering, aggressiveness, hallucinations, or sleeping and eating difficulties. Many behavior problems are made worse by a poor environment and an inability to deal with stress. By learning how to make changes in the caring atmosphere, you can increase the quality of life for both the patient and yourself.

Alzheimer is a progressive disease that disrupts memory and thinking, impairing and eventually killing brain cells. This impairment can lead to symptoms like forgetfulness, having difficulty with time, language problems, or an inability to recognize loved ones.

Source:  CNN
Video:  Dr. Sanjay Gupta compares a healthy human brain to one affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Here is an excellent Article with strategies you can employ to modify or better accommodate any problem behaviors your loved one may be experiencing.  Both the environment you create at home and the way you communicate with your loved one can make a huge difference.

Click here to read this article:  Alzheimer’s Behavior Management

 

 

 

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