The Alzheimerist® Blog

“I got through 100% of my worst days.”

“I got through 100% of my worst days.”  This is a quote from “Just Sam” – Samantha Diez (21) – the 2020 American Idol. Sam was part of the foster program and was then adopted by her grandmother at the age of 6 while her mother was incarcerated.  She currently lives in the projects of…

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TY for Putting your Trust in DCPutnam Consulting & Me!

This is a little “belated,” but I wanted to say thank you through this medium to all those who have been in relationship with DCPutnam Consulting since it’s inception in 2014. Prior to moving to the greater Pittsburgh, PA area in March of 2019, I had to close down my consulting business in the Rhode…

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aducanumab

aducanumab – (a do ka nu mab) January 7, 2020 UPDATE The FDA recently allowed the researchers to continue doing the clinical trials with this drug, which is very encouraging. Look for on-going updates in the news or on this site. ******** So what is this word and what does it mean? You may have…

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Perspective….

What does this photo have to do with caregivers or patients dealing with any number of medical issues? It occurred to me when I saw this photo that life is all about perspective, isn’t it?  Where we stand, what we see, how we feel, what is our commitment, what is our guilt or denial level.…

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Younger On-set Alzheimer’s

THIS FOLLOWING EXCERPTS HAVE  BEEN taken from an article in the October/November issue of “Brain and Life.” Researchers are making important discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease from people who develop it before the age of 65.                                                                                                                                                                                              At just 53 years old, Elizabeth [McGuff] was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. “I [her son, Mike] was in…

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WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE?

Money….. Fame….. Popularity….. Greed….. Ego….. Talent….. Skill….. Why do people play football? Another young – 47 year old – former NFL player died last week.  Jason Hairston committed suicide. Jason had been exhibiting many of the symptoms of CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – since he retired from football in 1996.  In 2016 he admitted …

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