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Medications and Alzheimer’s Type Dementia

As we grow older, chances are that we’ll be on some type of prescription medications. Perhaps several. Others may take over-the-counter medications only. When a loved one suffers from dementia, taking medications may complicate or add to an already challenging situation. Some medications may cause: Increased confusion Constipation Increased need to urinate Drop in blood …

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Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Why Is Mom or Dad Acting This Way?

What’s Going on With Mom? A person with Alzheimer’s disease may eventually show changes in behavior and personality. Some of these changes can prove alarming to loved ones as well as their caregivers. In some cases, an individual with Alzheimer’s may become aggressive, belligerent, and quite vocal about their wishes and demands, or exhibit unacceptable …

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Dementia Caregiving Tips for Family or Home-Based Caregivers

Providing home care for an individual diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be extremely challenging. The mental, as well as the physical needs of the senior, must be considered in such situations. Many individuals who care for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s go through emotional upheaval themselves. Some family members and caregivers are able to keep up with …

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Medications for Alzheimer's Disease

ASK DR. MINDY™ MINDY KIM-MILLER, MD, PhD to learn more about Dr. Mindy click here Question: My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. What medications can she take for it? –Anonymous, IL Answer: While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there are medications that may slow disease progression and help improve memory …

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