Tag Archives: Shadowing

June 2011 News

Entering an Alzheimer’s reality is the most rewarding path

As the director of Help Unlimited, Leeana McNeilley knew a lot about Alzheimer’s disease, but she was not sure how it would affect her mother.  At Help Unlimited, McNeilley provides services to people who need assistance.  The organization’s personal care attendants, certified nurse aides, and home health aides offer a variety of services from personal care needs to transportation.  McNeilley thought her knowledge would make it easy to relate to … Read the rest »

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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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