Living With Alzheimer's

Living with Alzheimer's is a section of the site with links to various materials, books, news articles, health guides, and personal web sites that deal with caring for a victim of Alzheimer's.  And victim is a deliberate noun choice to describe those with Alzheimer's.  My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in August of 2001.  How long he had the disease before being diagnosed I do not know.  I noticed something was wrong on a trip to the Pacific Norhwest on which he, my mother and I made in June of 2001.  He would ask you a question and then a few moments later ask it again. At that time, his only symptom was short term memory loss.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative and irreversible brain disorder that causes intellectual impairment, disorientation and eventually death. There is no cure. It is estimated that 2-5% of people over 65 years of age and up to 20% of those over 85 years of age suffer from the disease. - From BBC Alzheimer's Disease - BBC Medical Notes

Links:   or Quick jump to Books about Alzheimer's

Wikipedia - Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association - US

Alzheimer's disease and dementia - BBC Health article

H2G2 Guide on Alzheimer's Disease - From BBC

Alzheimer's Disease - BBC Medical Notes

Alzheimer's Society - UK

Alzheimer's Foundation of America - US

Medical News Today - The latest Alzheimer's News & Dementia News articles published daily


Books  or Jump back up to Links

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan




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