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WHAT IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE?
UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
This is a short explanation of Alzheimer’s disease and gives a simple illustration of its progression in the brain.
This video illustrates slightly more detail about the disease process and is also short and informative.
THE TEN EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA
WHAT IS DEMENTIA?
Teepa Snow from Senior Helpers National discusses the 10 early signs of dementia, and also some reasons for caregiver stress in the early stage.
Teepa Snow discusses the difficulties with diagnosis as well as the characteristics of different types of dementia such as Alzheimer's, Vascular, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal and others.
The Alzheimer's Association has a very extensive website with a lot of information. They also have a Helpline that you can call at any time. I first called it when I was very frustrated about trying to reason with Mom. A very understanding person answered the phone and explained a lot to me about how to handle difficult situations. The number is 1.800.272.3900.
Caring.com is a very helpful organization with a good website. You can search for in-home caregiver help or assisted living facilities according to your zip code. They also have a lot of general information concerning health, caregiver wellness and online support groups. I receive their regular online newsletters via email.