Monday, November 27, 2017

Freedom for Malcolm Young and David Cassidy!

In the last week or so we loss to of Music's greats, who you may not know or remember.  Malcolm Young founder of AC/DC along with his brother formed the group.  Malcolm passed at the age of 64 after a battle with dementia for several years.  Remember the age 64.

David Cassidy, stepson to Shirley Jones and father Jack Cassidy, died this last week at the age of 67 due to complete organ failure, caused by the dementia he had suffered for years.

Both are now free from this disease and world and I for one am happy for them, struggles are over.
I highlighted their ages so that those "experts" who claim Alzheimer's and dementia and the likes as diseases of old age, might get their collected heads out of their asses. For years on this blog I have fought this draconian idea of only old humans get these diseases.  They whoever they are, claim that 60 is the new 40.  Well I guess dementia starts at forty.

I still stumble and bumble in my fight with Alzheimer's and Frontal temporal Dementia.  This is not a fun world nor is it filled with joy. For reasons not known to me, I have passed the life expectency for both diseases by 3+ years.  We lost Glenn Campbell approximately 3 years after his Alzheimer's was made public.

Where I am going with this is beyond my brain cell that I have left.  But I would bet David died from Alzheimer's, it shuts down all the organs a trade mark of the disease if you will.

Take care of your selves.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

The following email is from friends at Inperspective Films, it is an 8 minute short about a singer J. Costello that has dementia.  
Hi Joseph,
Thank you for your response!

We would very much appreciate you posting the films link on a blog post and your resources.  The film was released on Monday and the public link to watch is https://vimeo.com/241394579

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks,


David

I hope you enjoy the film and let them know your thoughts.

God Bless and Keep You and This Country of Ours!
joe

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Financial Scams in the Alzheimer's Community


Financial scammers are known to target the senior citizen community, but senior citizens with Alzheimer’s are especially at risk. This is because of the assumption on the part of the scammer that the Alzheimer’s patient will be easier to deceive with their scam tactics. Unfortunately, we constantly hear sad stories about caregivers who realize their loved one has been fleeced financially under these circumstances. But how do we protect ourselves and our loved ones from financial scams? Read below to find out!

Alzheimer’s disease is an unfortunate condition that is associated with significant memory loss, as many of my readers already know. This creates a two-fold risk for scam victims, because not only are they more likely to believe the scammer, but they’re also more likely to be tricked by the same scammer on numerous occasions. A person whose memory functions properly will remember when they were scammed in the past and avoid that scammer, but an Alzheimer’s patient might forget and fall victim to the very same scam.

The first method of action to avoid being scammed if you’re dealing with Alzheimer’s is to sign up for an identity theft protection service that runs in the background. This type of service can be helpful for anyone, but it is especially useful for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, because the patient is less likely to remember to check their credit history and stay on top of whether they have recently been scammed. A service like LifeLock runs in the background and sends mobile alerts to either the patient or the caregiver (whoever signs up for the service) which really makes the process a lot easier.


You should also be sure to meet with an Alzheimer’s financial planner, so that you can delegate control of your finances to a trusted party. If your finances are out of your control, it will prevent you from being scammed even if you fell for the scam. Last but not least, be sure to read through the accompany infographic (and maybe even print it and tape it on your fridge) so you’re aware of the common pattern that financial scams in the senior community take. If nothing else, knowing what to look for can help you or your loved one stay safe
                                                                            
God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!
joe

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Do Alzheimer's Patients need Assisted Living?

A reader by the name of Katherine asked the following question: Do Alzheimer's Patients really needs Assisted Living?

Katherine, YES  some really do need to be in Assisted Living Facilities.  Reason, because they need special medical needs, they are not able to navagate the home, the home caregivers are not emotionally, physically or finiancially able to handle the sufferer. Not all need these facilities but many do and a caregiver  generally family should not feel guilty for having them admitted to such a facility.  Your purpose as a caregiver or loved one of the Alzheimer's patient is to give or get them the best care possible, PERIOD.

God Bless and Keep You and This Country of Ours!
joe