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"Are Alzheimer's Drugs Worth Taking?": Could my loved one benefit by taking Alzheimer's medications in combination therapy?

"Why do people with dementia have trouble communicating?": The brain cells of people with dementia are dying in varying portions of their brains, so those portions no longer function like an undiseased brain does.

Regions of the Brain"The Logic Behind Alzheimer's Fear and Emotion": Understanding the logic underneath the illogic is one of the keys to more successful communication between persons living with Alzheimer's and those who care for them.

"The File Clerks of Our Mind" A tale of two file clerks: Ella and Fino. Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was an office where two clerks took important information people gave them and filed it away for later use.

"Dementia or Delirium? Which One Is It?" Families should not automatically think that their loved one has taken a huge nosedive in cognition. Sometimes it’s delirium, instead of dementia.

"Why do Alzheimer's Patients Burst Into Tears or Laugh?": Pseudobulbar affect (PBA), emotional lability, labile affect or emotional incontinence refers to a neurologic disorder characterized by involuntary crying or uncontrollable episodes of crying and/or laughing, or other emotional displays.

"Should My Loved One Be Taking the Alzheimer's Medicines"

"Tunnel Vision in Alzheimer's and Related Dementia"

"Does My Mother Know She Has Alzheimer's?"

First in, last out . . . Last in, first out (Page 3 of Transitions)

Is Dementia a Lighter Version of Alzheimer's?

How Does Dementia Get Diagnosed? A "fully baked" diagnosis has 3 parts.

How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Association of America has revised its 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's Disease, Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Incontinence, Poop (8 articles) by Carole Larkin and Bob DeMarco

Family Concerns About Alzheimer's Disease

Diagnosis and Depression -- How to get a "Fully Baked" Diagnosis by Carole Larkin

A Report from the Frontlines in Dallas TX