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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Last Updated: August 22, 2019
During our Alzheimer’s disease journey, one of my greatest fears was that Mom might develop an issue necessitating a hospital stay. Just the thought of it made my hair stand on end. I couldn’t imagine having to remove her from familiar surroundings where she felt reasonably safe most of the time — only to put her into a completely foreign environment full of strange people having no idea how to relate to her.
Fortunately, we never did face this issue, but I’ve heard some tales that confirm my fears were not without merit. Learn Read more
Many Americans are turning to technology in hopes of detecting or preventing medical conditions or diseases, like Alzheimer’s. More than just expensive, emergency room visits for senior loved ones with the disease can be confusing and traumatizing.
Learn more about the importance of avoiding unnecessary trips to emergency rooms for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and how technology is helping families do just that.
Alzheimer’s and Emergency Rooms
Often loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia end up in the emergency room (ER) because an incident occurs after normal office hours or a lack of urgent care appointments Read more