Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last 20 Alzheimer's Reading Room Articles

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

About the Alzheimer's Reading Room

The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimer's caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community.

At the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we offer "real life" solutions to problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face each day.

The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one source of life news for the entire Alzheimer's community. 

The site focuses on Alzheimer's disease and the art of Alzheimer's caregiving.

On the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we tackle real world problems and offer advice and solutions on issues like: repetitive questioning, challenging behavior, how tounderstand Alzheimer's disease, how to cope with the disease, and how tocommunicate effectively with a person living with dementia.

Read more about the Alzheimer's Reading Room here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to Explain to Children That Their Grandmother Won't Remember Them


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Alzheimer's Reading Room 

Lauren Turner asked, 

I had a heartbreaking discussion with one of my caregivers who is concerned with how to explain to her 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son that their Grandmother would not remember them.

I was not sure what to recommend to her.

Does anyone have suggestions on how a parent explains the affects of Alzheimer's disease to a child?
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These articles that appeared previously on the Alzheimer's Reading Room also address issues about Alzheimer's and children.

The question above originally appeared in the Alzheimer's Care at Home groupdiscussion on LinkedIn.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

As I thought about this I came to a simple conclusion. Instead of trying to change Alzheimer's World, instead of trying to fight Alzheimer's World, not only would I accept Alzheimer's World as a reality, I would go into Alzheimer's World and learn how to communicate effectively...
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Earlier today, Carole Larkin published an interesting article -- How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s Disease, and How Understanding This Could Help You.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Generic Aricept and Namenda Update

Good news on Aricept, major price relief coming soon.

Plus, new formulations of Aricept and Namenda offer great promise.
I am getting a lot of search hits from Google on the articles I wrote about generic Aricept and Namenda previously.
I decided to put up an update that includes the currrent state of affairs on the patent expiration for both Aricept and Namenda and when the generic formulation will be available to consumers in the United States.
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Namenda Goes Generic in 2015, Forest Laboratories (FRX) Settles Law Suits

Under the settlement agreements, the first generic versions of memantine would be able to enter the market on January 11, 2015.
Also see:

The Combination of Aricept and Namenda Helps Slow the Rate of Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

Can the Combination of Aricept and Namenda Keep You Out of a Nursing Home?

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room
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Bratz Dolls Breathe Again After Stunning Ninth Circuit Reversal

clipped from blogs.wsj.com

It’s been a while since we heard anything on the Mattel/MGA front. But the Ninth Circuit on Thursday handed down a stunning ruling, essentially reversing much of the December 2008 ruling that gave Mattel the rights to much of MGA’s Bratz products. Click here for the AP story; here for the Bloomberg story; here for the opinion, written by Judge Alex Kozinski and joined by Judges Stephen Trott and Kim Wardlaw.

The ruling may force a retrial.

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