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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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Forget “Remember”, is for the care provider of someone living with dementia.  This book is focused on maintaining the Quality of Life, an optimistic and loving support style, and a focus on respecting the dignity of their patient. 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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Dementia caregiving can be a burdensome thing and lead to many challenges and obstacles in a relationship. Read more

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Older adults who are less likely to detect scams may be at an increased risk for developing dementia, finds a new study from researchers supported by the National Institute on Aging. 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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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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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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I don't know that much about LBD...I stay with my husband 24/7..I see the changes but very scared and confused about his prognosis. Almost nobody's heard of it..in pretty much...lost. Read more

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What rights do a I have as a live-in caregiver for my parent? Do I have a right to privacy from siblings who visit unannounced? Read more

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I'm a caregiver for my mother who's a paranoid schizophrenic and my brother who's autistic. There's not really many resources for me in the suburbs of Philadelphia at least face-to-face resources or meetings or support groups. Read more

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I believe my parents - who have different stages of Alzheimer's; should be allowed to  "participate" in anything that involves their care (ie: who, what, where, when, etc.); as well as any & all family conferences in their regard. Read more

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A 7 am call woke me. “Bob had a fall and didn’t call for help. He’s okay.” My husband resided at a memory care facility. He fell often, i.e. one of the reasons for his admittance. 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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