"I forgot my parents’ names and my favorite color. I forgot how to walk. I no longer even knew whether or not I liked yogurt."
But in late 2007, Lonnie Sue's life took a dramatic turn. As a result of a near-fatal bout of viral encephalitis that led
The concert would either bring Ed great joy or be a total disaster. That was just the way it was when you were dealing with a person with Alzheimer's.
Here's a true story that illustrates that people with Alzheimer's can remember and experience strong emotions related to a past event even if they can't remember the facts surrounding the occasion.
Education may have something to do with it.
After eating more pieces than I can say without embarrassing myself, I told her to save me some for the next week. She promised
Sources: Our risk for sleep apnea is always based in our anatomy--the structure of the nose, throat, and jaw--but it is certainly
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's can be extremely difficult. If you reach the end of your rope and need advice on the spot, two organizations have helplines you can easily access: the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Placing a loved one with Alzheimer's in a long-term care facility is highly controversial. The vast majority of families