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What is the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheila Tidwell Jul 21, 2011. 1 Reply

That is an excellent question, and it is the question I hear most often.  Let me explain.  Alzheimer's is a TYPE of dementia.  There are several diseases that cause dementia, and Alzheimer's is just…Continue

 

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May 13
Carol Howell commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and Follow The Leader
"Thanks Melissa AuClair and Deborah Wilson for your comments.  And, yes, there is a book!  It is called LET'S TALK DEMENTIA, and it hit #1 on Amazon just 9 days after its release.  Check it out! …"
Mar 20
Melissa AuClair commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and Follow The Leader
"Thank you for sharing this Carol. One of my friends has been a caregiver for people with Alzheimers- including her husband. She has an attitude like yours- accepting, focusing on the good, patient, realistic, caring.  She's written a…"
Mar 19
Debbie W. Wilson commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and Follow The Leader
"Carol, I enjoyed the story of your momma and your lesson that each role is important."
Mar 18
Carol Howell posted a blog post

Dementia and Follow The Leader

Momma has mid-stage Alzheimer’s.  In her younger years, she was an expert saleslady.  She owned and operated a La-Z-Boy Showcase Shoppe in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and she later became the leading saleslady for Allison Love’s Fine Jewelry in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Momma sold a lot of jewelry, and Momma bought a lot of jewelry.  I kid her that my inheritance might be exciting if she had not made so many jewelry purchases!Momma was a leader in her field.  She could entice you to listen to her sales speech, and you would then pull out your credit card so she could close the sale.  You were either walking away with a sofa and matching recliner or earrings and a necklace.  Either way, Momma was good at her job! Now that Alzheimer’s is changing her life, Momma is more of a follower.  She doesn’t like making decisions. …See More
Mar 18
Debbie W. Wilson commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and The Little Things
"Carol, how sweet. I love this. My husband brought me tulips this week. I like being thought of too. I need to think of little ways to show I'm thinking of others. Thanks for the good ideas and reminder."
Mar 10
Carol Howell posted a blog post

Dementia and The Little Things

I love surprise gifts.  Christmas gifts and birthday gifts are fantastic.  But a gift in the middle of the cold winter months when I am least expecting one is fantastic.  During Christmas 2013, I decided to surprise my husband with a small gift each day for about a week.  These gifts were placed in a super cute mailbox.   If the flag went up, he knew it was time to “check the mail”.   He received a bookmark, cookies, a gift certificate to purchase ice tea at his favorite lunch spot, and even a book.  It was fun. If you are caregiving for someone with dementia, don’t forget to offer little surprises. My mother, who has mid-stage Alzheimer’s, loves to be greeted by someone offering a small little gift.  Momma needs NOTHING.  Needing something is not the point. Momma just enjoys the fun of receiving an unexpected expression of kindness. Maybe it is vegan cookies from our local health food store, a pretty pen to work her word search puzzles, a single rose for her vase, or any of a hundred…See More
Mar 10
Carol Howell commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and WHY?
"Amen, Deborah!"
Feb 27
Debbie W. Wilson commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and WHY?
"Carol, I appreciate this so much. Last week our vet told us the muscles in my two-year-old standard poodle's face are degenerating. He also has Addison's disease. He is also one of those dogs that has this special ability to tune it with…"
Feb 25
Carol Howell posted a blog post

Dementia and WHY?

I went boot shopping.  It was not a pleasant experience.  My husband felt I should own a pair of boots for the winter, and he suggested I find a nice pair.  While shopping I came upon these boots.  Are they not the craziest things?  Who would wear them?  I don’t know who WOULD wear them, but I know who would NOT wear them.Many things in life cause me to stop and ask WHY?  Why does my house get dirty before I finish cleaning?  Why does the dirty clothes hamper fill up much more quickly than it is emptied?  Why does my head hurt right when I need it to feel good so I can be productive?  Why does Momma have Alzheimer’s? I have no answer to any of these questions.  I do, however, have a presence of peace.  I rest in the comfort of knowing God has a plan for my house cleaning, the laundry chores, my headaches, and my Momma.  He is not surprised by anything that happens in my day.  His ways are better than my ways, and Jeremiah 29:11 tells me He has a plan for me that will cause me to…See More
Feb 24
Carol Howell commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and Heat
"Thanks Arlene.  The "why" in most situations that cause irritation or stress is most often the missing link!  Thanks for reading.  "
Jan 29
Arlene Rattan commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia and Heat
"I love your storytelling. It reminds me of visiting one of my older relatives many years ago and had a similar experience. Although I'm not a caregiver for an individual with dementia, I think your suggestion of thinking about the…"
Jan 28
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Jan 28
Carol Howell posted a blog post

Dementia and Heat

While growing up, my family would visit my Great Grandma Ollis in the mountains of North Carolina.  I don’t remember a great deal of details about these visits.  I do remember, though, how Grandma Ollis was old, her house was small, and the heat coming from her wood stove in the middle of the summer would take your breath away.  It was much like walking into an oven.Fast forward some forty-five years, and let’s walk into Momma’s assisted living apartment.  While it is not as hot as Grandma Ollis’ small mountain home, it is hot enough to cause this menopausal woman to melt.  Go around the corner to Pop’s apartment, and you will find the thermostat set on 90.Yes, 90!Why do we get so cold as we age?  The answer has a lot to do with fat.  Fat is a subject I don’t enjoy discussing.  I have fought the battle of the bulge my entire life, and fat is not my friend.  However, a vibrant and healthy young or middle-aged individual has fat pads beneath the skin.  These fat pads provide protection…See More
Jan 27
Carol Howell posted a blog post

Dementia and Rest

I’m sure we are all aware of the importance of sleep.  Without sleep we are grouchy, less productive, sluggish, and just not focused.  Why is this true?  The answer might help entice you to improve your lifestyle so as to improve the quality and amount of sleep you get each night.The brain is the processing center for all we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. It helps us know the difference between right and wrong as well as right and left.  It tells our heart to beat, our kidneys to filter, and our bladder to speak to us several times a day. The brain also takes new information and places that information in permanent storage facilities throughout the brain.  However, the brains ability to move that information is dependent upon good quality sleep.Sleep is measured in five stages.  Each stage progresses toward a deeper sleep.  The deepest stage is referred to as REM sleep, or Rapid Eye Movement Sleep.   According to about.com, “On average, we enter the REM stage approximately 90…See More
Dec 3, 2013
Carol Howell commented on Carol Howell's blog post Dementia: God Won't Put More On You Than You Can Handle
"Oh Chris, I doubt my issues are comparable to losing both parents and a brother in such a short time span.  But, you are correct - death is not the ultimate pain.  I know God has me in the palm of His hands, and in that same space are the…"
Nov 13, 2013

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
By listening to the podcast. I hope to learn ways to build my business.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Self-employed - I have owned Carol's Cleaning Company for 22 years. I have just opened Senior Life Journeys. It is a company geared toward educating family members who are on the journey of dementia
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to leave the cleaning industry except for those customers who cannot take care of their needs because of health reasons. Then I want to be able to triple my income with Senior Life Journeys.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I don't know that I could be more pleased with my personal life. God has blessed me abundantly.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am driven and ambitious. I don't mind putting in the work necessary to be successful. I also believe God put us on this earth to serve Him, and the work we do is part of that service. I am determined to be of service to His people in a way that changes lives but also supports my family well.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I have completed the Life Coaching course offered by Dan Miller, and I will be attending the two day workship in a few weeks. I am offering coaching services for those that are traveling the journey of dementia with a loved one. Education brings power, and power brings hope. If there is one thing people dealing with dementia need....it is HOPE. I focus strongly on seminars as a means to offer group settings for educating people seeking help. Knowing what to expect, how to handle situations, knowing you are not alone, and having a support group are vital for good health of the caregiver and success of the caregiving.

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At 8:52am on January 23, 2013, Ann Musico said…

Carol - I personally don't see benefit in spending a large amount of money to be able to oxygenate or alkalize water.  I know people sell machines that supposedly do this.  I feel God made pure water and He didn't super oxygenate or alkalize it.  That being said, with our environment, foods and toxins making the water a little more alkaline can be beneficial in helping your body absorb nutrients.  I like Dr. Willard's Water - you add 1/2 tsp. to your water and it does the same thing.  I think the bigger issue is being sure the water is truly as pure as you can get.  I am a Mission Marketer for Beyond Organic and we sell Supreme Mountain spring water that they've tested to be extremely pure.  I would say it can't hurt you if you want to try oxidized or oxygenated water but I don't see a need as long as you are drinking the purest water available to you.  I hope that helps!

At 9:50am on November 9, 2012, Caroline Gavin said…

Thank you very much, Carol! I am grateful to connect with you!

Blessings for a beautiful weekend... :)

Caroline

At 12:05pm on June 1, 2012, Pei Kang said…

Thank you so much for the reply! You have no idea how much I am excited to read about what you do. I would like to interview you on my podcast - two separate shows: 1. your weight loss journey. 2. your "senior life journey". Please let me know if you are interested.

At 8:21am on June 1, 2012, Pei Kang said…

Dear Carol, My husband Joel Boggess mentioned your comment on my podcast/blog "Miss South Texas speaks on Gluten free". I read a couple of your blogs. I would hear about the "senior life" you are doing!

At 8:52pm on July 21, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Hello Again Carol,

Thanks so much for joining the Speak It Forward group. Be sure to jump in on all the awesome conversation taking place.

Also, if you are "driven and ambitious. I don't mind putting in the work necessary to be successful," you're going to do well as a speaker!

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
At 3:03pm on July 21, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Welcome Carol,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

Something I noticed on your profile is you listen to Dan's podcast. Same here. He gives great advice.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com
At 12:38pm on July 21, 2011, Jay Veal said…

Hello Carol,

Welcome to the 48 Days Community!

 

Jay Veal

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Dementia and Follow The Leader

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 9:17am 3 Comments

Momma has mid-stage Alzheimer’s. …

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Dementia and The Little Things

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 2:09pm 1 Comment

I love surprise gifts.  Christmas gifts and birthday gifts are fantastic.  But a gift in the middle of the cold winter months when I am least expecting one is fantastic.  During Christmas 2013, I decided to surprise my husband with a small gift each day for about a week.  These gifts were placed in a super…

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Dementia and WHY?

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 1:03pm 2 Comments

I went boot shopping.  It was not a pleasant experience.  My husband felt I should own a pair of boots for the winter, and he suggested I find a nice pair.  While shopping I came upon these boots.  Are they not the craziest things?  Who would wear them?  I don’t know who WOULD wear them, but I know who would NOT wear them.…

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