Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group

Alzheimer's disease and dementia can be devastating for both patients and loved ones. But it's important to know that you're not alone. Share your questions, tips, coping strategies, and more.



Recent Discussions

Re: Treatment for Alzheimer's
go to http://www.alz.org/index.asp they have tons of info on the disease and can help you. no, middle aged folks can get the disease, sadly.  now that my Mom has it, I constantly worry I'll be next.  All I can do is pray.   Read more...
Posted by Q Reed on Tue Sep 29

Re: Is Alzheimer's Genetic?
My mother has it, I have the same worries.  On the one hand, no one else (to my knowledge) in the family had Alz.  My grandparents died of other illnesses, both were clear headed when cancer and heart disease killed them in their 70s.  My great uncles on    Read more...
Posted by Q Reed on Tue Sep 29

Re: Is dementia inevitable?
NO, it's not inevitable. http://www.alz.org/index.asp Memory loss is directly affected by a number of factors, such as genetics, diet, exercise, alcohol abuse, general outlook on life, etc. There are lots of things you can do to keep your mind shar   Read more...
Posted by Q Reed on Tue Sep 29

Re: Grandmother with alzheimer's
contact the alzheimer's association. http://www.alz.org/index.asp they have resources who can talk to you and guide you through decisions to take. keep in mind that we ALL will go somehow.  It may be cancer, heart attack, etc.  There are worse illn   Read more...
Posted by Q Reed on Tue Sep 29

Re: Need Help
Does she have Alzheimer's dementia?  There are dementia care homes all over the place.  Not just the huge institutions, but there are smaller places that are literally "homes" with 5 or 6 residents.  Many of these accept Medicare/Medicaid.  You may feel g   Read more...
Posted by Q Reed on Tue Sep 29

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Dear Friends:  Be sure to check out QH's Save section for personalized offers to help you and your loved ones.  You can sign up for free Combination Care for Alzheimer's resources including:         A personalized Doctor Discussion Guide    Read more...
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