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Stress intensifies AD & Challenging behaviors
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:52 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4406

It is my belief that the reduction of stress can slow the progression of memory loss in Alzheimer's patients; and, can lead to a happier, more easy to deal with, person living with dementia.

Stress is a bad thing. This mean you must constantly be trying to reduce your own stress; as well as, the stress of you loved one.

It isn't easy, but you have to try.

Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:12 AM
Joined: 7/17/2017
Posts: 342

Thanks LLee, lots of good information in your links.

For me, stress definitely makes me worse. If I get out of my routine, or someone wants to argue with me, catch me at the wrong time, and its quickly downhill for me. However, for now, I can usually bounce back fairly quick, but sometimes stress can linger for the rest of the day. My wife works hard to try and head off any stress that could impact me, and Im thankfull for what she does.  

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 7:44 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4406

More confirmation of what I learned on this board-that stress is our enemy.