What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disorder that wreaks havoc with stored memories, hinders new learning, and tampers with cognitive skills.

While getting older is a natural event, Alzheimer’s Disease is not.

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Early Symptoms

Understanding these early signs is essential for individuals and their loved ones to seek medical attention and support.

 

 

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Risks & Risk Reducers

Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease is motivated to keep an eye on risk factors. Having risk factors does not mean you will get Alzheimer’s Disease, but having those factors can increase the chances of dealing with dementia in later life.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Information

How Alzheimer’s Effects the Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease information changes frequently. This page will undergo frequent changes as new information becomes available. For more information, check out the resources listed on the right.

Alzheimer’s Disease impacts one in nine Americans over the age of 65. It impacts one in three over the age of 85. 

 

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“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.”
― Arne Garborg

 

 

 

Deb Richmond, Memory Collector, Author

 

    The characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease and early symptoms can appear similar to the typical growing older behaviors faced by many adults in their sixties, seventies, and eighties. Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is known for its impact on memory, thinking, and behavior. Recognizing the early symptoms of

In recent years, research is showing a relationship between insulin resistance and the breakdown of neuron functionality in the brain. This brain/insulin connection has created the clinical research term “Type 3 Diabetes,” the newest name for Alzheimer’s Disease. I had to wonder how we got the name Alzheimer’s for this

  What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disorder that wreaks havoc with stored memories, hinders new learning, and tampers with cognitive skills. While getting older is a natural event, Alzheimer’s Disease is not. The communication network in the brain is composed of a maddeningly complex system of

Front Porch Stories

Deb Richmond, author

I miss sitting on a front porch swing, greeting the farmer as he walks by, handing candy to trick-or-treaters whose eyes I recognize under the masks, waving to blond-haired toddlers hanging out the back of the Amish horse & buggy, and laughing with my neighbor trying to get the dog leash untangled from her legs. I miss knowing the people of my community and being known by them. 

This is a place to tell the stories of caregivers, growing older, being grandparents, and memories of days gone by.

memories of yesteryear and days pastWhen I was a kid…

Stories and nostalgia from days gone by…

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caregiving

Caregiving

Information and resources for caregivers

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caregivers at nursing home

Alzheimer’s Information Page

Information on dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s

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staying healthy while growing oldI’m not a kid anymore

Resources for growing old gracefully

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Deb Richmond, Memory Collector, Author

 

About the Author

 

Deb Richmond is a middle school teacher who spends weekends grading essays and moaning loudly over run-on sentences. Her free time is spent trying not to grow old through biking, swimming, going to the gym, reading until napping overtakes, wrestling with rowdy grandchildren, and filling young minds with literary characters and plot devices. She has been known to use too many run-on sentences.

 

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