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Here are the top ten articles for the Alzheimers Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Alzheimer’s Can Shorten the Life of the Caregiver
There is an even more insidious toll on the caregiver which is an erosion of personal health and a shorter lifespan!

2. How to Calm Alzheimer’s Agitation
Agitation, a nervous kind of restlessness, afflicts many Alzheimer’s patients – this means their caregivers and family members absorb as well as deal with the fall out. A new study claims Celexa can help. I also present some non-drug alternatives.

3. Subjective Cognitive Decline
An emerging field of research in Alzheimer’s is centered on the personal reporting of the patient regarding his own cognitive impairment known as “subjective cognitive decline.”

4. Don’t Stress About Mid-Life Stress
A Swedish study which has followed 800 women since 1968 has found a link between mid-life stress in women and the increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Stressors like divorce, death of a loved one and caregiving tend to overwhelm women in midlife. The same probably holds true for men.

5. Cope with Alzheimer’s and Holiday Stress Combined
The holidays are stressful for people who are in peak performance. For people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers the holiday season might seem overwhelmingly difficult to navigate. Here’s how to cope:

6. Food for Thought:
If you want to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, be heart smart. Head and Heart are related.

7. While You Are Waiting For an Alzheimer's Cure
We all sit with bated breath waiting for a cure, or at least a postponement of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. So what can you do meanwhile?

8. Handling the enormity of Alzheimer’s Caregiving
There will be days when a loving caregiver will want to tear their hair out! Alzheimer’s takes a great toll on family members who grieve daily for the disappearing identity of the person afflicted with the disease. Here’s how to handle the enormity of caregiving.

9. How to Identify Alzheimer's Patient Abuse
So how can you tell whether it is a fall, or an accidental bruise and not an injury inflicted by a caregiver – when you are not around to monitor your loved one?

10. Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer's
I have received quite a few emails from overwhelmed caregivers and their families. Many want to know about a “miracle” drug combination, a safe sedative or how to avoid the fallout of irritability.



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