Jacqueline Marcell

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Jacqueline wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Alzheimer's Disease.

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Assisted Living Options: Research Early, Don't Wait for Crisis Call

At one of my recent seminars, an “at-her-wit’s-end" adult daughter, Sally, rushed up afterward pleading for my advice on how to get her elderly parents to move to Assisted Living before their health deteriorated any further. She lived cross-cou...

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Can Exposure To Aluminum Cause Alzheimer's?

I received this question today: “I am so afraid of using aluminum products, because I believe it caused my mother’s and her best friend’s Alzheimer’s. They worked together in an aluminum plant for most of their lives and they died together too. I am ...

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Life-Long Negative Behaviors That Become Exaggerated-May Be Early Signs of Dementia

I have to stop listening to “Dr. Nora” while I am driving, as I am going to get in an accident from my jaw hitting the steering wheel. I rarely tune in, but I swear, every time I do-some adult daughter is calling in about being at her wit’s end with ...

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Denial of Short-Term Memory Loss: Most Common Problem In Preventing Early Treatment for Alzheimer's

After seven years of advocating about the importance of early diagnosis of any type of dementia (Alzheimer’s is one type), I would have to say that denial is still the biggest factor in preventing early diagnosis and treatment. Even my own friends, w...

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Free Online Tests and Games to Strengthen Your Brain

I want to share these links with you that I discovered-to some fun online brain-teasers (tests and games) that help to strengthen brain function and memory: http://cognitivelabs....

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The Importance of Early Detection

In 1998 the United States had only 9,000 Geriatricians (an MD with a specialty in geriatrics) trained to care for 34 million Americans over age 65. A sobering new statistic reveals the figure has declined to only 6,700 specialists, yet the need stead...

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Meet Jacqueline Marcell, Caregiving Expert

Author of the best-seller “Elder Rage” and radio host of “Coping With Caregiving” shares her insights on how to manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Jacqueline Marcell is a former college professor and television executive, who was so compel...

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Coping With Elders Who Complain About Everything

When an elderly loved one chronically complains about everyone and everything, and you have already been sympathetic, offered solutions and tried to change the subject yet the moaning persists, realize you may have inadvertently created your own mons...

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Hallucinations and Delusions: How to Help Loved Ones Cope

Here are some tips for differentiating between hallucinations and delusions, and for helping loved ones cope with these troubling experiences.

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How to Answer Your Loved One's Repetitive Questions

Here are some techniques you can use that will not only reduce your frustration, but will also help your loved one with Alzheimer’s.