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For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the excitement of the holiday season might have the opposite effect. Baylor College of Medicine experts have a few tips to help make this season as joyful as possible... Read more

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Konstantin Postumitenko

A new study spotlights the often-overlooked need for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more engaged by physicians during medical appointments with their loved ones. Read more

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Alzheimer’s disease is the health condition that many fear the most. For some older adults, the fear of the disease leads to wasting money on Alzheimer’s cure scams that at best do nothing and at worst may cause harm. Read more

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Living with a person who has dementia Is like dealing with someone in absentia. She is not the girl you used to know; Not the same personality - oh no! Read more

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People with Alzheimer's disease can be especially vulnerable during disasters such as severe weather, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other emergency situations. It is important for caregivers to have a disaster plan Read more

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Help a loved one living with dementia by finding activities that you both can enjoy. Read more

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In the Lingering Light is a valuable field guide for Alzheimer’s caregivers, written by one who has gone before you. Cynthia Fantasia packs courage and faith to help sustain you on the uncertain road ahead. Read more

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Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. Read more

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With AAA projecting nearly 43 million Americans to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important tips to families traveling with someone living with dementia. Read more

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Its mother’s day, ma, I know you’re in there I know you’re trapped inside the prison walls of your mind. Read more

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Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may start rummaging or searching through cabinets, drawers, closets, the refrigerator, and other places where things are stored. He or she also may hide items around the house. Read more

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He stood behind his new bride at the dinner party, wearing the poker-faced expression of a caregiver who feigns invisibility until the patient in his care requires assistance. His too-thin wife sat in the only wingback. Read more

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Understanding Difficult Behavior

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While being a caregiver to unusual or so-called “difficult” behaviors, it is quite common for persons with dementia to display these types of behaviors... Read more

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Are wishes strong desires with a minimum chance of fruition? Are hopes strong desires with an expectation of an outcome? Read more

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On Valentine’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering helpful information about ways families affected by Alzheimer’s disease can celebrate the love and care they have for one another and strengthen their relationships. Read more

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Doing things we enjoy gives us pleasure and adds meaning to our lives. People with Alzheimer's disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, don't expect too much. It's not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks. Read more

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Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg sat down to talk with Richard about his most important role as family caregiver to his father living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more

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When I began caring for my mother with Alzheimer’s disease, I knew nothing about memory loss, Alzheimer’s behaviors or the intensity of need that caring demands. Read more

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This article is about how I learned to become a caregiver and what I found to be the 10 most useful things to know in caregiving—not only for myself, but also for Les. Read more

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Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a difficult task as each day brings unique challenges and the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Read more

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