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May 2011 News

Fear causes “shadowing” behavior in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease not only erodes a person’s memory, it also creates puzzling behaviors in patients with the condition.  Angela Lunde tells us about one of these behaviors called “shadowing.”  Lunde is a dementia education specialist in the education core at the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.  Simply put, when a patient with Alzheimer’s keeps their caregiver in their sight at all times, that is shadowing.  Lunde, who … Read the rest »

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